Drawings

Rodin was a prolific draughtsman, producing some 10,000 drawings, over 7,000 of which are now in the Musée Rodin, Paris. His drawings were seldom used as studies or projects for a sculpture or monument. The draughtsman’s oeuvre developed in tandem with the sculptor’s. Although the works on paper can only be shown periodically, owing to their fragility, the role they played in Rodin’s art was by no means minor. As the sculptor himself said at the end of his life, “It’s very simple. My drawings are the key to my work,” (Benjamin, 1910).

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Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Vase adorned with Putti

Circa 1879-1882

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Femme debout portant un enfant

1882-1883

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

La Nuit / Françoise de Rimini

1900

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Angel or Ariel, winged woman kneeling, arms folded

After 1896

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Astarte, after the Dancer Alda Moreno

Circa 1912

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Before the Creation

Circa 1900

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Cambodian Dancer

1906

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Cambodian Dancer

1906

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Cloud

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

De Profundis Clamavi

1887-1888

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Eros : bas-relief

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Eve

Circa 1884

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Female Nude with Left Leg Outstretched

Circa 1890

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Force and Ruse

Circa 1880

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Hanako

Circa 1906-1907