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Moment's MonumentMedardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture$
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Sharon Hecker

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294486

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294486.001.0001

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The Shifting Viewpoint of the Outsider

The Shifting Viewpoint of the Outsider

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(p.123) 6 The Shifting Viewpoint of the Outsider
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Moment's Monument
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Sharon Hecker

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520294486.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the sculptures Rosso made during his Parisian years. Medardo Rosso created such extraordinarily advanced work as Après la visite (After the Visit); Impression de Boulevard, Femme à la voilette (Impression of a Boulevard, Woman with a Veil); and Madame X. Rosso registered in these sculptures an uneasiness about personal encounters that related to his own experience as an alienated artist working at the margins. His innovative artistic intuitions and itinerant self-fashioning would pave the way for the next generation of foreign artists in the city, breaking ground for younger sculptors such as the Romanian Constantin Brancusi and the Swiss Alberto Giacometti, who enjoyed successful careers in Paris after 1900 and made significant contributions to the international birth of modern sculpture.

Keywords:   Medardo Rosso, alienated artist, foreign artists, Constantin Brancusi, Alberto Giacometti, modern sculpture

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