Main de Rodin
Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917) is one of the foremost French sculptors of the 19th century, celebrated for his expressive and modern depictions of the human form in bronze and other materials. In the pictured work, he has created a hand holding up a miniature figure bent over in repose.
Auguste Rodin, the father of Modern sculpture, was born on this day in 1840 in Paris.
One of the foremost French sculptors of the 19th century, Rodin is celebrated for his expressive Modern depictions of the human form in bronze and other materials. His work The Thinker (pictured) remains one of the most recognized sculptures to date.
Google’s latest doodle commemorates the artist’s 172nd birthday.
Rodin Museum Reopens
The Rodin Museum is finally reopening to the public today after a three-year, US$9 million renovation that restored the site to the original vision of its architect, Paul Cret.
“It’s a beautiful building within a beautiful landscaped setting. And the relationship of collection to building is a very special one, because Paul Cret really designed the building with this collection in mind,” says Timothy Rub, director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which administers the Rodin collection.
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Rodin Leaving Nelson-Atkins
An impressive exhibition of 40 bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin closes today at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.
“In addition to highlighting Rodin’s unrivaled capacity to capture the human spirit in all its nuances, the exhibition will also bring to light his pioneering studio practices. Working in plaster and wax, Rodin created models that he would fragment, multiply, recombine, enlarge and reduce. This unorthodox working method allowed the artist to produce a startling range of sculptural effects, examples of which are on display.”