The Call to Arms, Rodin Museum

Auguste Rodin
bronze casting from 1880s or 1890s




Although this work was designed as public monument--an entry for a competition in 1879, a more conventional sculpture was awarded the commission. The image of war and revenge--her open screaming mouth and outstretched arms, and the body of the dying warrior were seen as shockingly emotional.

Views of the whole

 
The image of war; the dying warrior



See also Rodin's Eve and his Balzac.

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