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)

Eros : bas-relief

> 1856

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Skeleton and Skull

Circa 1856

> 1876

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Sheet of Studies

Circa 1875-1876 (?)

> 1880

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Force and Ruse

Circa 1880

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

In the S...

Circa 1880

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Ugolino surrounded by his Three Children

Circa 1880

> 1882

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Vase adorned with Putti

Circa 1879-1882

> 1882-1883

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Femme debout portant un enfant

1882-1883

> 1884

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Eve

Circa 1884