Head of Lust

Item #ABPE014

Size: 12.5in W. x 14.5in H. x 12in L.

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  • Head of Lust Tête de la Luxure bronze cast female bust from Crouching Woman after Auguste Rodin
  • Head of Lust Tête de la Luxure bronze cast female bust from Crouching Woman after Auguste Rodin
  • Head of Lust Tête de la Luxure bronze cast female bust from Crouching Woman after Auguste Rodin

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Art of Bronze is pleased to present this captivating bronze female bronze head statue after Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) from a private Los Angeles, CA estate.   The sculpture Tête de la Luxure (Head of Lust) was first created as the head of the figure Crouching Woman, one of Rodin’s favorite compositions, likely originally dated to 1881-82, and one of the earliest figures Rodin modeled for the Gates of Hell.  Crouching Woman has been compared to Michelangelo’s Crouching Youth for its vigorous modeling and vitality. Later the fragment of the head of Crouching Woman was issued separately as Head of Lust, created in plaster in two sizes.

This casting being offered was created after the larger size.  It is signed A. Rodin on the front right side near the marble base.   The sculpture is in excellent condition.  Its green/black patina truly gets better with age.  If you have a love for the unique & expressive works of Rodin and want the best in quality and detail, call an Art of Bronze representative at (805) 908-5355.

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.

  • 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.