• "High Noon"

    1 month ago - By Karin Jurick

    8 x 6"oil on panel sold
    It's been my observation that men really like this Portrait of Balzac by Auguste Rodin. The sculpture stands in the large French Impressionism gallery in the Art Institute of Chicago, strikingly bolder than the oil paintings by Renoirs and Degas, to name a few.
    The Portrait of Balzac was one of several bronze sculptures commissioned by a literary society in the 1890's, in honor of the famous French novelist Honore de Balzac. Rodin immersed himself in studying the writer - reading all his books, visiting his birthplace and studying all known existing portraits. It...
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