You Must Change Your Life The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin

Author: Rachel Corbett
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393245063
Format: PDF, Docs
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Winner of the 2016 Marfield Prize In 1902, Rainer Maria Rilke—then a struggling poet in Germany—went to Paris to research and write a short book about the sculptor Auguste Rodin. The two were almost polar opposites: Rilke in his twenties, delicate and unknown; Rodin in his sixties, carnal and revered. Yet they fell into an instantaneous friendship. Transporting readers to early twentieth-century Paris, Rachel Corbett’s You Must Change Your Life is a vibrant portrait of Rilke and Rodin and their circle, revealing how deeply Rodin’s ideas about art and creativity influenced Rilke’s classic Letters to a Young Poet.

You Must Change Your Life

Author: Rachel Corbett
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ISBN: 9780393245059
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Paris, 1902: Renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin has just completed The Thinker. Rainer Maria Rilke is a delicate young visitor from Prague, broke and suffering from a case of writer's block. When Rilke is commissioned to write a book about Rodin, everything changes. . . . You Must Change Your Life reveals one of the great stories of modern art and literature: Rodin and Rilke's years together as master and disciple, their heartbreaking rift, and ultimately their moving reconciliation. In her vibrant debut, Rachel Corbett reveals how Rodin's influence led Rilke to write his most celebrated poems and inspired his beloved Letters to a Young Poet. She captures the dawn of modernism with appearances by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Lou Andreas-Salomé, George Bernard Shaw, and Jean Cocteau. And she recounts the remarkable friendship of two extraordinary artists whose work continues to reverberate a century later.

Auguste Rodin

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486447200
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In essays as revealing of their author as they are of their subject, Rilke examines Rodin's life and work, and explains the often elusive connection between the creative forces that drive great literature and art.

Letters to a Very Young Painter

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9781941701645
Format: PDF
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"In these eight intimate letters written to a teenage Balthus--who would go on to become one of the leading artists of his generation--Rilke describes the challenges he faced, while opening the door for the young painter to take himself and his work seriously. Rilke's constant warmth, his ability to sense in advance his correspondent's difficulties and propose solutions to them, and his sensitivity as a person and an artist come across in these charming and honest letters. Writing during his aged years, this volume paints a picture of the venerable poet as he faced his mortality, through the perspective of hindsight, and continued to embrace his openness towards other creative individuals."--

Life of a Poet

Author: Ralph Freedman
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810115439
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this outstanding biography, Ralph Freedman traces Rilke's extraordinary career by combining detailed accounts of salient episodes from the poet's restless life with an intimate reading of the verse and prose that refract them."

Letters to a Young Poet

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486113477
Format: PDF
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Written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development, these letters contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works. Essential reading for scholars and poetry lovers.

Rodin on Art and Artists

Author: Auguste Rodin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486156788
Format: PDF, ePub
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In an intimate talk with his protégé, the sculptor offers candid, wide-ranging comments on the meaning of art; other famed artists; the relation of sculpture to poetry, painting, and music; more. 76 illustrations.

Letters on C zanne

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 1466807253
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rilke's prayerful responses to the french master's beseeching art For a long time nothing, and then suddenly one has the right eyes. Virtually every day in the fall of 1907, Rainer Maria Rilke returned to a Paris gallery to view a Cezanne exhibition. Nearly as frequently, he wrote dense and joyful letters to his wife, Clara Westhoff, expressing his dismay before the paintings and his ensuing revelations about art and life. Rilke was knowledgeable about art and had even published monographs, including a famous study of Rodin that inspired his New Poems. But Cezanne's impact on him could not be conveyed in a traditional essay. Rilke's sense of kinship with Cezanne provides a powerful and prescient undercurrent in these letters -- passages from them appear verbatim in Rilke's great modernist novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Letters on Cezanne is a collection of meaningfully private responses to a radically new art.

Auguste Rodin

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1783102837
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Influenced by the masters of Antiquity, the genius of Michelangelo and Baroque sculpture, particularly of Bernini, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is one of the most renowned artists in history. Though Rodin is considered a founder of modern sculpture, he did not set out to critique past classical traditions. Many of his sculptures were criticised and considered controversial because of their sensuality or hyperrealist qualities. His most original works departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory, and embraced the human body, celebrating individualism and physicality. This book uncovers the life and career of this highly acclaimed artist by exploring his most famous works of art, such as the Gates of Hell, The Thinker and the infamous The Kiss.

Rodin

Author: Ruth Butler
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300064988
Format: PDF
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Rodin was the most famous artist in the world at the turn of the twentieth century. Quoting extensively from letters to and from the artist, Ruth Butler captures his voice and those of his contemporaries throughout his long life (1840-1917).