Auguste Rodin, Flying Figure, 1890

20 1/2 × 29 1/2 × 12 in, 1890.

The sculpture depicts a nude female torso, leaning to viewer’s right.  The figure’s right arm is resting on the thigh of the slightly bent knee.  The base of the sculpture is signed “A. Rodin” on the top right corner.

Associated with iconic works as The Kiss (1880-1881), The Thinker (1881-1882), and The Burghers of Calais (1884-1895), by the 1890s, Auguste Rodin experimented with acrobatic possibilities of unidentifiable bodies. The momentum depicted in this partial figure prefigures the more abstract directions sculpture would move on to explore.

Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

AJU ID Number: AJU 2015.712a-b