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).

> 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

> Watercolour

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Psyché

> Gouache

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Resurrection

Circa 1900

> Pencil

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Rock

Circa 1900

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Slumber Flower. Young Mother embracing her Child

After 1900

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Standing Embracing Couple, Profile View

Circa 1900

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

The Moon

Circa 1900