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Auguste Rodin

French, 1840–1917

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Auguste Rodin

French, 1840–1917

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Known as one of the most gifted figurative sculptors in history, Auguste Rodin made such iconic works of art as The Kiss (1880-1881), The Thinker (1881-1882), and The Burghers of Calais (1884-1895). Using clay, plaster molds, and a meticulous process that included live models, Rodin created sculptures that were innovative in their attention to detail and unprecedented realism. Inspired by the female form and literature from Dante to Baudelaire, Rodin was particularly adept at conveying tension and emotion through subjects’ bodies and made a large collection of sculptures of men and women in amorous, sensual poses.

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High auction record
$20m, Sotheby's, 2016
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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 16 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 6 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Known as one of the most gifted figurative sculptors in history, Auguste Rodin made such iconic works of art as The Kiss (1880-1881), The Thinker (1881-1882), and The Burghers of Calais (1884-1895). Using clay, plaster molds, and a meticulous process that included live models, Rodin created sculptures that were innovative in their attention to detail and unprecedented realism. Inspired by the female form and literature from Dante to Baudelaire, Rodin was particularly adept at conveying tension and emotion through subjects’ bodies and made a large collection of sculptures of men and women in amorous, sensual poses.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Auction
High auction record
$20m, Sotheby's, 2016
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 16 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 6 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Shows Featuring Auguste Rodin
Articles Featuring Auguste Rodin
The Romantic Gestures of 7 Famous Artist Couples
Apr 17th, 2019
The Romantic Gestures of 7 Famous Artist Couples
The Artsy Podcast, No. 63: Camille Claudel, the Sculptor Who Inspired Rodin’s Most Sensual Work
Jan 3rd, 2018
The Artsy Podcast, No. 63: Camille Claudel, the Sculptor Who Inspired Rodin’s Most Sensual Work
The Most Remarkable Art-Historical Discoveries of 2017
Dec 19th, 2017
The Most Remarkable Art-Historical Discoveries of 2017
How Rodin Captured Human Desire in Clay and Bronze
Aug 30th, 2017
How Rodin Captured Human Desire in Clay and Bronze
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