Auguste Rodin Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works | The Art Story

sculpture of a young officer nude

Bronze by Auguste Rodin 1876/1906 (Bronze) Metropolitan Museum of Art

sculpture of a nude man thinking

The Thinker 1880/1902 (Bronze) by Auguste Rodin Musée Rodin, Paris

Paolo and Francesca aka The Kiss c. 1884 Marble Victoria & Albert Museum

François-Auguste-René Rodin’s story recalls the archetypal struggle of the modern artist. He was born in obscurity and, despite showing early promise, rejected by the official academies. He spent years laboring as an ornamental sculptor before success and scandal set him on the road to international fame. By the time of this death, he was likened to Michelangelo.

 

Balzac 1898/Bronze 1954 by August Rodin  Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

Important art by Auguste Rodin with artwork analysis of achievement and overall contribution to the arts.

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