Friday, 29 September 2006

Pierre de Wissant - Auguste Rodin

Pierre de Wissant, a figure from sculptor Auguste Rodin's tragic group of city saviours, the 'Burghers of Calais.' Story here.

This really is great art. Look how much Rodin does just with gesture and intensity -- he makes even an open hand tell a story of decision and resignation.



  1. Beautiful.
    I remember seeing his "Balzac" and standing there for an hour, just staggered at the power of it.

  2. Robert Winefield29 Sep 2006, 04:10:00

    Beautiful indeed. But I like Rodin's 'The Kiss' better :-)

  3. A heart warming story of English mercy and good humour. That Edward III could listen to reason. Perhaps the sculpture would look better if it had a couple of English knights taking the lot into custody.


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