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).

> Pencil

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Two Semi-Reclining Female Nudes

Circa 1900

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Two Woman Embracing

1908

> Watercolour

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Two Women: One helping the Other to put on a Garment

Circa 1890

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

La Nuit / Françoise de Rimini

1900

> Pencil

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Angel or Ariel, winged woman kneeling, arms folded

After 1896

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Before the Creation

Circa 1900

> Gouache

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Cambodian Dancer

1906

> Watercolour

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Cloud

> Pencil

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Eros : bas-relief

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Male Nude, with One Hand and Knee on the Ground

Circa 1896-1898