Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Great Regulars: Up close and personal, [Rainer Maria] Rilke

had the opportunity to observe [Auguste] Rodin's immense artistic dedication--but also his tendency to get more than professionally involved with the women who modeled nude for him. Rilke's observations are wonderfully astute. Speaking of his drawings, he wrote, "Rodin assumed that if a model's most inconspicuous and unassuming movements were captured quickly, they would provide an unfamiliar intensity of expression, because we are not accustomed to observing them with keen, active attentiveness."

from Powells: Review-A-Day: A poet carves a sculptor in words


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