CLEP Humanities : Analyzing Twentieth-Century Sculpture

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Example Question #2 : Sculpture

The sculptor Auguste Rodin's style was marked by all of the following EXCEPT __________.

Possible Answers:

making sculptures out of clay that could work as models for bronze casting

the use of classical and mythological themes

a realistic depiction of the human body

the capture of movement in a sculpture

a dark psychological perspective

Correct answer:

the use of classical and mythological themes


Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was a revolutionary sculptor who helped develop modern art, but he actually saw himself as a traditional craftsman. Rodin would use clay to create bronze molds, and used models. In contrast to his predecessors, Rodin asked models to move so he could capture natural movement and a dark psychological perspective. Rodin also refused to use traditional classical and mythological themes in his work.

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