Bust of the Zoubaloff Bather (Tête de baigneuse Zoubaloff)
This bust derives from a plaster sculpture of a female bather that was owned by the art collector Jacques Zoubaloff, whose name is now used to designate it.
model date unknown; cast 1972 or later
3 3/4 × 3 3/4 × 2 1/2 in., 0.5 lb. (9.5 × 9.5 × 6.4 cm) (show scale)
Back of plinth: ".G. Rudier./.Fond. Paris."
Front, proper left, bottom: "© by Musée Rodin 1972"
Proper left shoulder: "A. Rodin"
Proper left shoulder: " No 11"
Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
This item is not on view
Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). Bust of the Zoubaloff Bather (Tête de baigneuse Zoubaloff), model date unknown; cast 1972 or later. Bronze, 3 3/4 × 3 3/4 × 2 1/2 in., 0.5 lb. (9.5 × 9.5 × 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 84.75.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.75.15_bw.jpg)
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Rodin's work is seen as a crucial link between traditional and modern art. His early sculpture was fairly conventional for its time but he became progressively more experimental.
This figure is pared down; Rodin has removed any details that distract from the essential form of the figure. This move towards abstraction and expressiveness has led many to call Rodin the "father of twentieth-century modern sculpture".