Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Flying Figure

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Founder:
Cast by Georges Rudier (French)
Date:
modeled ca. 1890, cast 1975
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 20 1/2 × 29 1/2 × 12 in. (52.1 × 74.9 × 30.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.364.14
Not on view
By the early 1890s Rodin was modeling the forceful, acrobatic partial figures exemplified by Flying Figure and Iris, Messenger of the Gods. In such works he pointed the way to the new, more abstract direction that modern sculptors would ultimately pursue.
Signature: Signed on right front of top of base: A. Rodin

Marking: On the back of the base: Georges Rudier./Fondeur.Paris (founder's mark)

On the left side of the base) © by Musée Rodin 1975
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation (until 1984; to MMA)
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