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    Artist Name:

    Auguste Rodin

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    French, 1840–1917


    Half Length Figure of a Woman (The Martyr)


    conceived ca. 1910; cast 1966




    31 x 27 x 17 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

    Accession Number:


    On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 210
    Half Length Figure of a Woman is a compelling example of Rodin’s experimentation with the human figure. In 1910 Rodin photographed this sculpture, but he had removed its head, neck, and shoulder. He had also placed a large wedge underneath the figure’s thighs, effectively arching the torso backward. Although Rodin eventually reattached a head to the sculpture, it is clear that he used this work to explore the dynamics of the human body almost to the point of abstraction.

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