Monument to Honore de Balzac

In the collection of European Painting and Sculpture at LACMA.

Gift of the B. Gerald Cantor Art Foundation (M.85.267)

About Auguste Rodin

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.

French, 1840-1917, Paris, France

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Age of Rodin, Museo Soumaya, Mexico City
2016
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2015
2014
2011
The Age of Rodin, Museo Soumaya, Mexico City