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L’Âge d’Airain

L’Âge d’Airain

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"L'Age d'Airain" is a bronze statue by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. It was created in 1880-1881 and is part of the larger group of sculptures known as "The Burghers of Calais". The sculpture depicts a naked man, who is represented as a metaphor for the resistance of matter and the power of life. A young Belgian soldier, Auguste Ney, posed for this work stripped of any attribute allowing the subject to be identified. The figure is characterized by its powerful and muscular anatomy, which is expressive of energy, force and vitality. Produced in Brussels, this figure already shows all the mastery of the sculptor, his attention to living nature in attitude and modelling. It was exhibited at the Cercle Artistique de Bruxelles in 1877, untitled, then at the Salon, in Paris, under the name L' ge d'airain, where it caused a scandal.


François - Auguste -René Rodin (1840-1917) was a French sculptor , draftsman , graphic artist and photographer. Although Auguste Rodin is generally regarded as the father of modern sculpture, he lacked the ambition to revolt against the past. He had a traditional schooling, perceived his art as a craft, and sought academic recognition, however without being admitted to one of the more prominent painting academies in Paris.

Year of creation

1877, XIX century


Musée d'Orsay, France

Product information

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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