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To finish, we're looking at a sculpture by one of the most famous sculptors in the world - Rodin.

As we've seen, the 19th century was a period of incredible artistic invention - this was true in painting as well as in sculpture.

Like many revolutionary artists of the time, Rodin was fed up of representing traditional subjects.

He wanted to represent what was true and authentic.

While sculptors had previously idealised the human body (representing gods, historical figures, symbols...) he wanted to represent men as they were, warts and all.

The name "Age of Bronze" refers to the third age of humanity according to the Greek poet Hesiod.

By using this name, Rodin wanted to signal the arrival of a new age in the history of sculpture.