The French sculptor Robert Wlerick (1882-1944) was influenced by Auguste Rodin. Wlerick's image of the female nude appears to conform to the tradition of idealising the female body. The art historian Kenneth Clark pointed out that 'every time we criticize a figure, saying that a neck is too long, hips are too wide or breasts too small, we are admitting, in quite concrete terms, the existence of ideal beauty'.