Sculptures

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.

> Stone

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

The Cathedral

1908

> Bronze

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Eternal Springtime

Circa 1884

Antoine Bourdelle (1861 -1929)

Portrait of Rodin

1910

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Torso of a Young Woman with Arched Back

1909

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Étienne Clémentel

1916

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Saint John the Baptist

1880

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Victor Hugo, known as the Bust to the Illustrious Master

1883

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Eustache de Saint-Pierre, Nude Study

1885-1886

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

She Who Was the Helmet Maker's Once-Beautiful Wife

1887

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Octave Mirbeau

1889

Eve

1881

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

The Age of Bronze

1877

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

1891

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Father Eymard

1863