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L'Âge d'airain

The Bronze Age

Auguste Rodin
Fonderie de Coubertin
1877

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Description

Sculpture of a life-size nude male. Rodin had a Belgian soldier pose for the statue, keeping photographs which survive (in the Rodin Museum). The pose partly derives from Michelangelo's Dying Slave in the Louvre Museum, which has the elbow raised above the head. Rodin continued to produce casts of the statue for several decades after it was modelled in 1876.

Signature

A. Rodin. No. 4
fonderie de coubertin

Lyon - L'Âge d'airain

Jardin du Palais Saint-Pierre

The garden of the Palais Saint-Pierre is a municipal garden located within the the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon. It is a rectangular garden delimited by the arcades of the old cloister of the Benedictine abbey. It is located right in the city center on the peninsula. Like the Museum, the garden is open every day, except Tuesdays and holidays.

In the garden a number of sculptures of the museum is placed:

Bronze sculptures

Marble sculptures

At the walls:

Sculptor

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Location (N 45°46'0" - E 4°49'59")

Item Code: frra110; Photograph: 12 August 2018
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