Recent ph. d. research
2002; Doctoral dissertation, defended at the university of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne in February 2002
"Our thesis examines the identity and
characteristics of the collectors of Auguste Rodin’s (1840-1917)
sculptures in his lifetime. Through the examination of their choices, our
research explores the taste of an era. The name of Rodin's patrons is
today forgotten, even if they were important personalities of the
artistic, literary, scientific or financial world of the end of the 19th
and the beginning of the 20th century. Our research clarifies their
identity, personality and importance in Rodin's artistic career.
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2002; Doctoral dissertation, approved in May 2002
In her thesis, Aida Audeh has researched the relationship between Dante's famous poem Divina Commedia, the medieval illustrations of the work, Rodin's preparatory sketches for The Gates of Hell and the final design of the individual figures. Audeh challenges Prof. Albert Elsen's thesis that Rodin - after initially studying Dante's work intensively - finally abandoned the tradition of figurative representation and developed a rather modern work, dealing with the dilemmas of his time. Instead, the author demonstrates that Rodin through his sketches immersed himself completely in Dante's text and the medieval imagery delivered through various book illustrations, so that the subsequent sculptural work can only be understood by studying these basic materials.
Aida Audeh has also published a range of other articles dealing with the relationship between Rodin's and Dante's work and the reception of Dante in the Nineteenth Century.
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Hello, I am a 4th year Art History student studying at
St Andrews University, Scotland and my dissertation topic is 'Rodin:
Breathing Life into Sculpture.'
An aspect of Rodin's work in which I am particularly
interested is the notion of Rodin as 'A Creator' and 'The Creation' he
produces through his work. Rodin builds his own world around him in his
work, quite literally sculpting life and 'breathing' into the fabric in
which he works.
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