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Moment's Monument: Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture

Sharon Hecker

Abstract

Medardo Rosso (1858–1928) is one of the most original and influential figures in the history of modern art, and this book is the first historically substantiated critical account of his life and work. An innovative sculptor, photographer, and draftsman, Rosso was vital in paving the way for the transition from the academic forms of sculpture that persisted in the nineteenth century to the development of new and experimental forms in the twentieth century. His antimonumental, antiheroic work reflected alienation in the modern experience yet showed deep feeling for interactions between self and ... More

Keywords: Medardo Rosso, modern art, modern sculpture, transnational art, nationalism, internationalism, European art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520294486
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520294486.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon Hecker, author