Rodin paves the way for art

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Rodin, Auguste. "the Citizen of the ascendant." Philip Hugan / AFP / Getty Images.

To commemorate Rodin's 100th birthday, from the Grand Palace in Paris to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Museums around the world are holding exhibitions for this great sculptor. But visitors to these exhibitions may be surprised to find that Rodin has carved very few pieces himself. In fact. The sculptor Rodin has never personally made plaster, bronze, or marble.

The Metropolitan Museum exhibits nearly 50 pieces of marble and bronze. Plasters and pottery give us a perfect time to rethink the complex concept of "original work", an outdated but enduring idea that haunts our history of art. Understanding of the art market and its legal framework.
Rodin created his works alone, but he worked with others to make them, and he was an early practitioner of diversity. He took a way of thinking ahead. And conveyed it to many great artists in 20th century.

Our understanding of original content goes far beyond the showroom. If we don't realize that Rodin's work is not simply handmade, we can't fully understand the many artists behind him who are influenced by him.

As a lawyer responsible for the artist's legacy, I think a misunderstanding of creative concepts prevents artistic geniuses from getting the recognition they deserve. And as the production of art becomes more and more mechanized. The problem will only become more urgent. Does this mean a decline in creativity and a loss of authorship, not only by third parties, but also by robots? Of course, the answer is no. Creativity is more about spirituality than material.

In Rodin's work we see the omens of this new world. Careful analysis of his methods and the way he is misunderstood will give us a better understanding of the art of the future.

To fully understand Rodin's creative process, we have to start from scratch. In the studio, Rodin is completely immersed in the production of small sculptures, leaving gypsum, bronzes and marble to others.

Auguste Rodin, Thinker, 1906. Photos shared by Hans Anderson via Wikipedia.

Take Rodin's most famous work, Thinker, as part of a large work called the Gate of Hell. The artist completed its clay model around 1880. The clay statue was initially part of the creative element. The first copper version of Thinker appeared in 1906 and is now on display at the Rodin Museum.

In terms of size and material Rodin's hand-made Thinker has little in common with masterpieces known and revered (in fact in the process of casting.). Clay models and molds will be destroyed.) however, while many people are involved in the sculpture, no one will question that the bronze sculpture is Rodin's original work. Today. The famous Thinker had more than 20 replicas before and after Rodin's death, mostly by the more brutal Rudill foundry.

The misconception of originality is even more evident in the discussion of marble, a material that still occupies an important place in the popular imagination. The visual effect of a sculptor's struggle with a hammer and chisel against an obstinate stone.

In order to further understand Rodin's creation. Take Rodin's work, the Gate of Hell. The art historian Franois Blancheti è rere is right. He thinks the Gate of Hell is the center of Auguste Rodin's career, but as he points out. Rodin never finished his gates to hell. He stopped writing the work after 1889, just like Schubert's the unfinished Symphony. Rodin's work of art has never really been completed. However, there is no other work than hell Door > can reflect Rodin's artistic style more?

French sculptor Francois Augustus Rodin 1840-1917) in his museum. The picture is provided by the Hulton Archives.

Rodin is not the first artist to thwart our traditional definition of original work. As the Rodin Museum points out in its online educational material, since the Renaissance, sculptors have been styling, and plaster. Works of bronze or marble were made by a cast or sculptor, and then in 17th century, under Louis 14. Including Antoine Coysevox and Franois Girardon. The sculptors, including the sculptors, began to supervise a large number of assistants and staff to carry out the sculpture system. Do.

Rodin's approach influenced the entire generation of artists that followed, as Catherine Chevillotlot wrote in the picture: in early 20th century. All the young sculptors, including Bran Cussie Brancusie. Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (Henri Gaudier-Brzeska) and Picasso Picassoa actually went through a Rodan period.
Rodin's influence extends to modern times, as the sculptor Antony Gormley wrote in the gallery at Rodin's Grand Palace. The sculptor's greatness lies in the paradox: on the one hand, he embodies the popular public narrative sculpture in the late 19th century; On the other hand, industrial production continuously links one object to another. He broke things apart again to recreate them. He was the leader of Carl Andrey and Donald Judd.

Luo Dan is also the pioneer of the contemporary art pattern. He subverts our definition of originality with his use of many works.

This precedent can be traced back to 1850s, when Louis Barry (Antoine-LouisBarye) or Emanuel Fermil (Emmanuel Fr miet) such artists began to sell the product design patent. In Paris, decorative elements such as Barber Dieye Na foundry factory production of various sizes, bridges and fountains which is why the same holder will appear on the road to Buenos Aires the edge is in France, the democratization of art and gradually into people's vision.

People tend to think that a work born while an artist is alive is often made under its supervision, and history also proves the difference in value between works before and after death. However, in fact. Artists do not always closely monitor the production of their works of art, and the artist's legacy institutions are often required to comply with the artist's own creation. Much stricter regulations for quality control of production. As attitudes change, this market injustice may end. In fact. Works by some artists, including Giacomettig, after his death Already bullish. The beneficiaries of these artists may benefit from this shift, but broadly speaking, the public will also benefit because they will be able to have a more comprehensive view of the value of an artist's work.

Rodin's novel way of creating allows us to draw a straight line between French artists and major contemporary artists. For example. Jeff Koons, Jeff Koons, stuck to Rodin's creative tradition at his public art studio. 2014. In an article published by Beatrice de Rochebouetet in Le Figaro. The Coons Studio is described as a truly "military" of more than 100 people, carefully selected from the wood by an elite team of physicists and technicians. Materials from stainless steel to ceramics.

Just this year, Koons created an immortal work, "A bunch of tulips," as a gift to Paris. The sculpture, made of alloy made of chrome bronze and steel, is over 38 feet high. It weighs more than 72000 pounds and, under the supervision of the artist, is produced in a German factory and is expected to be installed later this year. It was accepted by the Paris authorities as an original piece of art.

Koons is one of many contemporary artists who apply Rodin's method to their logical conclusions: the use of machinery and studio assistants to achieve the artist's own visual design. In a sense. He is the ultimate symbol of the distinction between creation and production.

Despite the widespread recognition of artists such as Quinth, many people persist in misconceptions. It is believed that only works made by artists themselves can be regarded as original works. We are willing to tolerate multiple production models of works of art. We can also find solace by tracing the footprints left by artists in complex molding processes.

In the near future , an artist sent an electronic document from New York to Hong Kong , and then created a statue from New York via a 3D printer . The artist didn ' t even take a look at the sculpture . By that time people would say that , as Mr . Rodin reminded us , the most important thing in art creation is the brain rather than hands .

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