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.
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12 cm Musée 25 cm Musée 30 cm Musée Age of Bronze Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse artist Auguste Rodin Bronze Musée Rodin buff paper Burghers of Calais Bust Call to Arms Cambodian Dancer Standing Camille Claudel Christ and Mary Claudel with Cap cm Musée Rodin cream-coloured paper Crouching Woman Danaid Dance Movement doors Eternal Idol Eternal Spring exhibition female models figures Gates of Hell Graphite Hand Hôtel Biron Isadora Duncan Kiss late drawings Marble Meudon Monument to Balzac Monument to Victor Movement H Nude Study obsession Paolo and Francesca paper Musée Rodin paper Private collection Paris Rodin Paris The Balzac Pencil and stump Pencil and watercolour posed public commission Rainer Maria Rilke recorded as saying Rodin’s art Rose Beuret Salon Sculptor Jules Dalou sculptures sensual sexual studio stump on paper Thinker Three Female Fauns Toilet of Venus Torso of Adèle Victor Hugo watercolour and gouache watercolour on cream-coloured watercolour on paper