Bertrand Lorquin writes that, "Maillol was indeed the first to make the giant step into modern art, considering the art work as an end in itself. Gide was not wrong to call Maillol the inventor of silence in sculpture. As another writer, Claude Roy, was later to say, 'Rodin invented a speechless universe filled with a thousand shouts, and the wordless mouths of the creatures he gave birth to will never stop gasping their unappeasable wail of woe throughout time. Maillol opens the gates of an orchard's realm of silence where shrilling cicadas and murmuring springs weave their torpid terror round Eve and invisible Adam.' The work has no message other than its inwardness. Maillol heralds Brancusi's radically simplified volumes and Henry Moore's dislocations" (Bertrand Lorquin, Maillol, New York, 2002, p. 48).
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