Rodin and Michelangelo: A Study in Artistic Inspiration
By Flavio Fergonzi, Maria Mimita Lamberti, Pina Ragionieri, and Christopher Riopelle
143 illustrations (56 in color)
8½ x 6"
Paper ISBN 0-87633-109-6
Cloth ISBN 0-87633-110-X
Published to accompany an exhibition of sculptures and drawings by two of history's greatest artists, this book examines the pivotal career of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) and his acknowledged debt to Michelangelo (1475–1564). Texts by prominent scholars discuss Rodin's early departures from the idealized figures of traditional academic sculpture as well as his 1876 visit to Italy, where for the first time he was confronted with the full force of Michelangelo's work. Discussions of individual works are accompanied by full-color illustrations. Bibliography.