"We all know that the naked body symbolizes the truth; still to speak of the truth in its maximum degree we speak of the naked truth. And it is precisely this search for truth that is the great impulse that marks the course of modern art to this day. It seems that modern art, compared to the art of antiquity, before being more beautiful wants to be freer, more true. For Rodin, Truth, with a capital letter, and naked are two elements that mark and give meaning to all his work. In sculpture he will try to rescue themes, poses and issues of idealisms and take them to the real world. Transmit the beauty not only of a body, but also of some of its parts, an arm, a hand, a foot: the beauty of the fragment when it contains that mystery that real things have. "
Pablo Jiménez Burillo.
General Director of the Institute of Culture
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