Auguste Rodin

Rodin (1840-1917) was a French extraordinary creative artist and a profilic worker. After attending the ”Petite École”, he worked in the studio of the ornamentalist Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, first in Paris, then in Brussels. His skill in handling decorative subjects fashionable in the 18th century became apparent. He was deeply inspired by tradition yet rebelled against its idealized forms. His discovery of Michelangelo, during a visit to Italy in 1875-76 was a decisive moment of his career.

Rodin created new ground in sculpture, paving the way for 20th century art by introducing methods and techniques that were central to his own artistic aesthetics.

He believed that art should be true to nature, a philosophy that shaped his attitudes to models and materials. Many know Rodin for the controversies surrounding certain works, and for his unfinished projects, most family The Gates of Hell. But few who recognize
Rodin´s sculptures have failed to be moved by them. His genius was to express inner truths of the human psyche, and his gaze penetrated beneath the external appearance of the world.