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  • NameAuguste Rodin
  • Sexmale
  • Nationality/DatesFrench, born 1840, dead 1917
  • PlacesPlace of birth: Paris, France
BiographyRodin worked in his youth as decorative sculptor, while in Paris, educated as a sculptor, including Antoine Louis Bary. His own early sculptures were based on detailed model study and were exceptionally realistic, often associated with intense expression, as the man with that broken nose (1863). Michelangelo's sculpture meant gradually becoming concerned about his development. There is an early symbolist dimension in his works, as in the awakening people and Bronze Age (1876). Especially the latter provoked debate both for its realism and similarity to Michelangelo's "The dying slave". A full figure of a walking man, John the Baptist preaching (1878-80), contributed to his breakthrough, and in 1880 he received the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris contracted to perform an extensive monumental work, a phantom port - Hell's Gate - on which he worked until 1916 , and in which several of his greatest creations included, including The Thinker (1880), which crowns the door bar. He won in 1884 a competition for a monument to Calais burghers of Calais, who with mighty concretion shows a group of men heavy border to his death as a hostage. In her later works became increasingly painterly Rodin in the portrayal, as in the striking statue of Balzac (1891-98), and reached often a strong effect of the rich play of light and sensuality, not least in his virtuoso marble sculptures. Many late sculptures appear only in part from the otherwise raw marble block. Almost all his works are in the original in the Musée Rodin in Paris
Work
Ballet girl from Cambodja
  • Ballet girl from Cambodja

  • Pencil and watercolor on paper
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 30,7 x 19,5 cm
    Passepartout: (h x b) 55 x 42 cm
  • Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, born 1840, dead 1917
  • NMH 186/1918
Dancer from Cambodia
  • Dancer from Cambodia

  • Pencil and watercolor on paper
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 31,8 x 22,8 cm
    Passepartout: (h x b) 55 x 42 cm
  • Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, born 1840, dead 1917
  • NMH 187/1918
Seated nude
  • Seated nude

  • Pencil and watercolor on paper
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 31,6 x 24,5 cm
    Passepartout: (h x b) 55 x 42 cm
  • Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, born 1840, dead 1917
  • NMH 209/1918
Ballet girl from Cambodja
  • Ballet girl from Cambodja

  • Pencil and watercolor on paper
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 29,8 x 19,8 cm
    Passepartout: (h x b) 55 x 42 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 60 x 47 x
  • Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, born 1840, dead 1917
  • NMH 118/1929
Lejon "Garde bien"/Det gråtande lejonet (1881)
Mercury
  • Mercury

  • Plaster
  • Dimensions: (h x b x dj) 38 x 38 x 27,3 cm
  • Made before 1889
  • Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, born 1840, dead 1917
  • NMSk 1744
Man's Awakening or The Age of Bronze
Bellona
  • Bellona

  • Bronze. Painted in oil
  • Dimensions: (h x b x dj) 101 x 54 x 43 cm
  • Made 1879
  • Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, born 1840, dead 1917
  • NMSk 985
Victor Hugo (1883)
Henri Rochefort (1831-1913)
Damned Woman
  • Damned Woman

  • Bronze
  • Dimensions: (h x b x dj) 15 x 21,5 x 12,5 cm
  • Made ca 1890
  • Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, born 1840, dead 1917
  • NMSk 2210
Hand
  • Hand

  • Bronze
  • Dimensions: (h x b x dj) 12,5 x 11 x 5,3 cm
    (h x b) 11 x 5,3 cm
  • Made ca 1890 - 1900
  • Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, born 1840, dead 1917
  • NMSk 2070
Danaïd
  • Danaïd

  • Terracotta
  • Dimensions: (h) 20 cm
    Dimensions: (h x l x b) 20,2 x 36,5 x 27,5 cm
  • Made 1889
  • Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, born 1840, dead 1917
  • NMSk 1854
Balzac, Penultimate Study for the Head
Two naked women, one standing on the other's knees
Man with the broken nose
Renée Vivien, Poet (1877-1909)
Lying nude
  • Lying nude

  • Pencil on paper
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 19,8 x 30,8 cm
    Passepartout: (h x b) 42 x 55 cm
  • Executed between 1908 and 1910
  • Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, born 1840, dead 1917
  • NMH 188/1918