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Entries in Auguste Rodin (7)

Wednesday
Jun202018

Did You Know?

Auguste Rodin‘s work, The Age of Bronze, was so realistic people though he sacrificed a real person inside the cast.

Wednesday
Oct252017

Did You Know?

Though there are now dozens of casts of Auguste Rodin’s famous sculpture “The Thinker” around the world, it had a much smaller origin. Rodin originally created a 70 cm (27.6 in) version in 1880, as the central component to a bigger sculptural work called “The Gates of Hell”. Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, the piece—first called “The Poet”—was conceived as a representation of Dante himself. The re-dubbed sculpture was exhibited on its own in 1888, then was enlarged, in 1904, to the depiction we know today.

Wednesday
Feb012017

Quote of the Day

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” - Auguste Rodin

Wednesday
May042016

Did You Know?

Though there are now dozens of casts of Auguste Rodin’s famous sculpture The Thinker around the world, it had a much smaller origin. Rodin originally created a 70cm version in 1880 as the central component to a bigger sculptural work called “The Gates of Hell.” Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, the piece—first called The Poet—was conceived as a representation of Dante himself. The re-dubbed sculpture was exhibited on its own in 1888, then was enlarged to the depiction we know it today in 1904.

Wednesday
Feb172016

Quote of the Day

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” - Auguste Rodin