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Auguste Rodin, born in Paris on November 12, 1840 and died in Meudon November 17, 1917, is one of the most outstanding French sculptors of the second half of the nineteenth century.

Rodin revolutionized sculpture by a new form of freedom. He sculpted a headless dancer and whose members are lines springing up, expressing self-forgetfulness and the release of the body in dance. His famous Thinker is unbalanced, consisting of five triangles in a precarious arrangement, expressing the nature of the course of thought and its relationship to the body. Re-exploring mannerisms through his work with material, Rodin expresses with sculptures, such as The Kiss, a new sort of sensuality that sometimes has shocked the public of that time. Rodin's work is easily recognizable for its finished forms that remain partially in a block more rustic and partially sided. The result is always striking a balance between a model stuck in the gross mass and momentum for the work that seems so ready to escape.
We recommend that you visit the Rodin Museum in Paris and the Rodin Museum in Meudon.

Rodin Museum in Paris, 7 rue de Varenne - 75007 Paris
Open daily except Monday from 10:00am to 5:45pm

Rodin Museum in Meudon, 19 Avenue Auguste Rodin - 92190 Meudon
Open from the first weekend of April to last weekend of September, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 13:00 to 18:00

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