‘Classical’ Gorgias of Ancient Greece by Florence Rodin, one of the most acclaimed sculptors of the 20th century, dies
The death of Florence Rodins famed “Classical” Gorgis sculptures is confirmed by her own artworks, including her most famous work, “The Last Judgment,” a giant, multi-colored, marble statue of the Greek goddess Athena, with an ornate canopy over her head.
Rodin died Sunday in her home in Venice, Italy, at age 90.
She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and she became the first American to be awarded the prize in 1967.
Her works, which are known as “Classics” by their fans and critics, are often considered her masterpiece.
The last piece of Rodin’s work to be commissioned by a client, the artist Michael Lutz, was unveiled in 2000.
The final piece of the “Classica” will be unveiled at the Lutz Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, on April 28.
“I had a dream about it, and I never thought it would happen, but it did,” Rodin told The Associated Press in an interview in 2011.
“It was one of those dreams that we have when we have an opportunity to do something that we really believe in.
It’s something I will never forget.”
Rodin made her first sculpture, a colossal, gold-plated Greek statue of Athena, at the age of 10.
Her first sculpture was commissioned by Lutz in 1970.
“Classicism is an expression of the world, and it’s always been,” Rodins biographer, Lenny Pritzker, told AP.
“She is one of our greatest painters, but she is also one of humanity’s greatest living artists.
She’s not just a great artist, but a great thinker, a great human being.”
The first “Classic” sculpture was made in 1876 by a Greek sculptor called Archimedes.
It was a bronze sculpture of a bull, with a serpent and other animals holding the bull by the horns, while a man wearing a helmet and cloak walks.
The bronze sculpture sold for $35,000 at auction.
Rodins second “Classico” is a large bronze statue of a woman, with her face hidden behind a veil, in a pool of water.
The sculpture is also a “Classy” sculpture, although it’s worth $1.4 million.
Rods most famous “Class” was made at the end of the 1800s.
Rodis “Classes” were originally sold for between $20 and $60,000, but they have now risen to $30,000.
The statue depicts the goddess Athena as a human, and her hands are clasped in a prayer, with the words, “Hosanna to you who art in Heaven, the Fountain of Youth.”
It was sold for more than $100,000 in 1998.
Rodistos last “Classi” was in 2002, at an auction in Miami.
Rodi was one, of the last artists to receive the award, but was the only female recipient.
The award was established in 1965 by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Rodina, a Greek goddess of the sun, has her face obscured by a veil.
It will be on display at the Art Institute of Chicago, where it will be the centerpiece of a new exhibit, “Classicist.”
“Her works reflect the complex and powerful nature of the human condition and their complexity and power are her defining characteristics,” said Barbara J. Zellner, the museum’s director.
“Her sculptures are about the power and beauty of the natural world.
They are powerful and beautiful.
And they have always been about beauty and about beauty in the truest sense of the word.”
Rodin, who lived in Florence, Italy during the 1960s and 1970s, is the author of more than 150 books, including “The Art of Art: From Art to Art and Beyond,” a book that describes her life and career.
The AP contributed to this report.