Rodin was an extraordinary creative artist and a prolific worker. After attending the “Petite École”, he worked in the studio of the ornamentalist Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, first in Paris, then in Brussels, where his skill in handling decorative subjects fashionable in the 18th century became apparent. His discovery of Michelangelo, during a visit to Italy in 1875-76,was a decisive moment in his career. Rodin would, in turn, break new ground in sculpture, paving the way for 20th-century art, by introducing methods and techniques that were central to his own artistic aesthetics.

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Victor Hugo, known as the Bust to the Illustrious Master


Aristide Maillol (1861 -1944)

Woman with a Chignon or The Bather


Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Young Girl with Flowers in her Hair


Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Young Mother in the Grotto