Awakening (La Toilette de Venus)

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Size: 14in W. x 28in H. x 15in L.

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  • Awakening La Toilette de Venus bronze sculpture of stretching nude female on rock bronze statue
  • Awakening La Toilette de Venus bronze sculpture of stretching nude female on rock bronze statue
  • Awakening La Toilette de Venus bronze sculpture of stretching nude female on rock bronze statue
  • Awakening La Toilette de Venus bronze sculpture of stretching nude female on rock bronze statue

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Art of Bronze presents the “Awakening (La Toilette de Venus)” bronze statue after Auguste Rodin.  The statue features a voluptuous seated nude woman stretching with elongated hair and harmonized face.   This was the second version Rodin created of a nude Fauness which he exhibited in 1889.  The first version entitled “Kneeling Fauness” dated back to 1882-3.  It had the nude woman with seated buttocks and head pressed forward.  Rodin frequently revisited past projects and combined form and scale with his existing projects.

Rodin is known for his ability to forgo realism and decoration in favor of using texture, surface details, and light and shadow to convey emotion. His focus on inner emotion and suffering is a turning point in the history of art and serves as a hallmark of Modernism.

Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917) French Sculptor, born in Paris in 184, died in Meudon in 1917.  He is considered one of the prominent sculptors of the modern era.  His statues St. John the Baptist Preaching, Eve, The Age of Bronze, and The Thinker are world famous.  Rodin died on Nov. 17, 1917, and was buried at Meudon.  When Rodin was 76 years old he gave the French government the entire collection of his own works and other art objects he had acquired. They occupy the Hotel Biron in Paris as the Musee Rodin and are still placed as Rodin set them.  He played a pivotal role in redefining sculpture in the late nineteenth century, both excelling at and transcending the academic Beaux-Arts tradition.  His work redefined sculpture. Possessing an ability to organize a complex, turbulent, deeply pocketed surface, he set himself apart from the predominant figure sculpture tradition of the time.  Rodin’s most notable sculptures were roundly criticized during his lifetime.  A pose might be considered too informal; the lack of a traditional theme found wanting; the exactness of his forms too real; or the “unfinishedness” of his surfaces disrespectful.

We hope you enjoy browsing our wide-ranging selection of over 500 different indoor sculptures cast in the ‘lost wax’ process.  Each sculpture is hand finished in a one-of-a-kind patina coloring.  Because of the process of heating up bronze and applying chemicals, no two patinas are exactly the same.  Additionally, our team of professionals can create custom patinas to meet your specific needs.

No matter the size of your sculpture, you can be assured we will help guide you through the delivery and maintenance requirements.  Every sculpture will have different requirements depending on the sculpture size and patina coloring finish.  Safety and security are also important issues when owning a bronze sculpture.  Art of Bronze can professionally weld stainless steel mounting brackets to the bottom of your sculpture to allow permanent outdoor installation.  For indoor sculptures, we recommend museum tape.  To properly address any concerns or issues, contact us today.

Call Art of Bronze today at (805) 908-5355 to learn more about our – indoor nude figurative bronze sculpture – modern bronze sculpture artwork – male sculpture art – nude male indoor gallery bronze statue and sculptures.


Bronze statues are suitable for both interior and outdoor spaces.  The difference being larger size sculptures are usually more suitable for outdoor open spaces.  Make your home come alive with the many different styles and designs offered throughout our website.  Sculpture placement can beautiful areas such as the living room, dining room, bedrooms and bathrooms.  Defining the size of each sculpture for each space can be a personal point of view.


Art of Bronze is comprised of artisans, craftsmen and dedicated professionals that specialize in custom commissions that can create any concept or idea you have into bronze.  We are very proud of our 40+ years of expertise working with developers, city agencies, shopping centers, art in public places and school administrations.   Please review our Custom Projects & Customer Installations to see just some of the wonderful projects the Art of Bronze family has done since starting in the family garage in 1978.


See something for less, call us today at (805) 908-5355 and we will price match.  We want your next work of art to not only be purchased at the best possible price, but from a reputable company in bronze.  Experience and attention to detail does make a difference.

  • Patina / Coloring

    Art of Bronze is known for its exclusive and beautiful patinas. We specialize in creating traditional patinas of brown, burgundy, green (verde) or a brown & verde green combination. We are also experts in creating exotic colors. Let the Art of Bronze enhance the wonderful quality and detail of your new sculpture with our world-class patinas. No two patinas are exactly a like which will make your sculpture a unique treasure.

  • Maintenance

    Bronze lasts forever and will never rust, warp or contort. It is an alloy (a mixture of metals) and will oxidize over the years. This process will not hurt the statue. In fact, it can enhance the beauty by turning the statue many wonderful shades of greens, blues, whites and yellows. For the client that wants to maintain the original patina/coloring of their newly acquired work of art, Art of Bronze has several secrets. Every statue and placement will have different requirements and it is best to discuss your needs with Art of Bronze.

  • Installation

    Art of Bronze specializes in creating monuments for city and state governments, corporations and developers throughout the country. We are very proud of our 30 years of expertise. No matter the size of your sculpture, you can be assured we will help guide you through the installation to permanently secure your statue. Every sculpture whether private or public will have different requirements. Call Art of Bronze today and we will discuss your needs with you.