Walking Man (1899 – 1900; France) by Auguste Rodin

Walking Man - Auguste Rodin - 1899 - 1900; France

Artwork Information

TitleWalking Man
ArtistAuguste Rodin
Date1899 - 1900; France
Art MovementImpressionism

About Walking Man

The sculpture titled “Walking Man” is a famous piece created by French artist Auguste Rodin between 1899 and 1900. This artwork falls within the Impressionist movement and is categorized as a sculpture. It was crafted during a period in France where artists were exploring new expressions of visual reality.

The sculpture itself is a life-sized depiction of a male figure in motion. The figure is presented without arms and a head, which is characteristic of some of Rodin’s works where partial figures are used to convey a sense of drama and vitality. The focus on the torso and legs of the figure emphasizes the act of walking. The surfaces of the bronze sculpture are textured, capturing the play of light and shadow which is fundamental to Impressionist techniques, even though sculpture isn’t typically considered part of the Impressionist genre which is known mainly for its painting style.

Rodin’s “Walking Man” is a powerful depiction of movement and it reflects the artist’s interest in capturing the physical and emotional essence of the human condition through fragmented forms, raw surfaces, and the suggestion of movement.

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