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About Auguste Rodin
François Auguste René Rodin veered from the usual decorative and thematic features of sculptures in his days and ended up, albeit unintentionally, becoming the ‘father’ of modern sculpture. The French sculptor was heavily criticized for not following the norm but he stuck to his style which embraced modelling the human body as naturally as possible. His most popular works include “The Kiss”, “The Gates of Hell” and “The Burghers of Calais”.
He was born to police department clerk Jean-Baptiste Rodin and his wife, Marie Cheffer as their second child. In his mid-teen years, he learnt to paint and draw at Petite École. After being in a relationship with Rose Beuret for fifty-three years, they tied the knot on January 29, 1917. Two weeks after that, she died.
He passed away at the age of 77 on November 17, 1917.
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Famous quotes by Auguste Rodin
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.Auguste Rodin
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.Auguste Rodin
Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.Auguste Rodin
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.Auguste Rodin
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.Auguste Rodin
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.Auguste Rodin
There are unknown forces in nature when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.Auguste Rodin
To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.Auguste Rodin
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.Auguste Rodin
Auguste Rodin's Popularity
Auguste Rodin was a famous French sculptor, who was born on November 12, 1840. As a person born on this date, Auguste Rodin is listed in our database as the 22nd most popular celebrity for the day (November 12) and the 5th most popular for the year (1840).
People born on November 12 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Auguste Rodin is the 757th most popular Scorpio.
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