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					Auguste Rodin
“Nothing is a waste of time if you
  use the experience wisely”
            -Auguste Rodin
                      Life:
   Born November 12,
    1840
   Died 1917
   French sculpter
   Poor student
    academically
   Attended : Petite
    Ecole
   Applied and rejected
    3 times at Ecole Des
    Beaux Arts.
   After sister death:
    entered ministry
                More Life:
 Influences:
 Albert-Earnest
  Carrier-Belleuse
 Michelangelo:
  loved the emotion
  in his twisting
  forms: focused on
  expressing
  EMOTION
             Later Life/ Love Life
   Met lifelong companion: Rose
    Beuret in Jan. 1866
   She died on 2/14
   Had a son
   1900: age 60 had his first big
    art show
   Age 77: Died of the flu: 11-17-
    1917
      Elements of Sculpture
 Scale: how big it is
 Balance
 Shape : includes
  negative space!
 Line
 Texture/Material
Father of Modern Sculpture!
          “Thinker”
          Was supposed to be Dante
           author of The Divine Comedy
           as he contemplated images of
           Hell.
          “The thinker has a story. . . He
           dreams. . . The fertile though
           slowly elaborated itself within
           his brain. He is no longer a
           dreamer. He is a creator. “
The Kiss
     Alsofeatured in the
     Gates of Hell piece
     he was hired to
     create . .. Here we
     see a study of it in
     marble.
Despair from the Gates of Hell
                  French gov. paid him to create
                   a set of doors for new
                   museum.
                   Put scenes of Hell from
                   Dante’s Divine Comedy on
                   them.
                   He created 186 figures for the
                   doors
                  Despair is in the upper left
                   hand corner of the gates.
The Gates of Hell
  Victor Hugo was a famous
           Author:
 He  wrote Les
  Miserables (later
  made into a
  musical)
 He also wrote the
  Hunchback of
  Notre Dame (made
  into movies)
      Besides The Thinker, best
             known for:
 The   Burghers of
    Calais
   commemorates the six townspeople of
    Calais who offered their lives to save their
    fellow citizens. During the Hundred Years'
    War, the army of King Edward III besieged
    Calais, and Edward ordered that the town's
    population be killed en masse. He agreed to
    spare them if six of the principal citizens
    would come to him prepared to die,
    bareheaded and barefooted and with ropes
    around their necks. When they came, he
    ordered that they be executed, but pardoned
    them when his queen, Philippa of Hainault,
    begged him to spare their lives. The
    Burghers of Calais depicts the men as they
    are leaving for the king's camp, carrying
    keys to the town's gates and citadel.
    There is a collection of
   Rodin’s art on Permanent
  exhibit in Washington State
 Itis in the Maryhill
  Museum of Art
 In the Columbia
  Gorge
 Amy will show you
  more about this
  later!
         Quotes by Rodin:
“  I choose a block of marble and chop off
  whatever I don't need.”
 “To the artist there is never anything ugly
  in nature”
 “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. “
The Thinker was recently
 featured in Night at the
       Museum 2
            References
 www.metmuesem.org
 www.art.com
 www.maryhillmuseum.org/
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