(1861 - 1929)
Emile-Antoine Bourdelle was active/lived in France. Emile Bourdelle is known for monumental public sculpture-mythology figures.
Emile Antoine Bourdelle was one of the leaders of twentieth century
monumental sculpture and qualified by Rodin as "a pioneer of the
future". Unlike academic sculptors and their moralizing
grandiloquence and superfluous ornamentation, Bourdelle chose to depict
rigorous structure and a powerful rhythm, likely reflective of his
peasant past. The artist's goal was to capture the whole and
recreate it, a very dissimilar approach to most of his
contemporaries. The great philosopher Henri Bergson admired his
approach and his artistry: "What strikes me as soon as I look at one of
your works is that each part seems to contain the whole. Isn't that the
mark of perfection?"
A notion central to Bourdelle's
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