This monograph traces the life and work of the artist, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) from his youth and early poverty-stricken years of apprenticeship, to his most celebrated works, including The Kiss, The Thinker, The Gates of Hell and his final years. It explores his passionate and tumultuous relationship with Camille Claudel, his extraordinary studio, working methods, and sources of inspiration.
Written by experts from the Musée Rodin in Paris, this richly illustrated volume features drawings, watercolours, engravings, and archival documents, as well as specially commissioned photographs of Rodin’s sculptures. It is completed by a chronology, bibliography, and history of the Musée Rodin, which is housed in the artist’s former studio in the Hôtel Biron. This volume provides a comprehensive reference on the artist and his oeuvre.
- Author: Raphael Masson
- Hardcover: 248 pages
- Date published: February 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-2080202390
- Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 20.3 x 2.8 cm