Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Toilette de Venus - Auguste Rodin


Another beautiful bronze by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) emanating from his ‘Gates of Hell’ series.


See more posts on the master sculptor here.


  1. :-) I can't work out why but my reaction to great art is always a big, wide grin of pure delight. And Rodin does it most reliably.
    Thank you PC.

  2. If that's at the Gates of Hell I'd better get busy and sin some more. Come to think of it, that's not a bad idea, anyway...


    That's you, embracing the joyous, the life-enhancing. Go for it!

  3. Once again, thanks for the art & architecture posts, Peter. They're most appreciated.

  4. Thanks for the thanks. You're very welcome. :-)

  5. I had the pleasure of seeing the Rodin exhibition in Washinton about 30 yrs ago. They had collected his works from around the world - 'The Burghers of Calais', 'The Walking Man', 'The Thinker', etc. It was a very, very pleasurable 8 hours I spent soaking the senses with this incredible man's art.

    Have you read 'Naked came I' (David Weiss?) - a dramatised story of Rodin's life?


1. Commenters are welcome and invited.
2. All comments are moderated. Off-topic grandstanding, spam, and gibberish will be ignored. Tu quoque will be moderated.
3. Read the post before you comment. Challenge facts, but don't simply ignore them.
4. Use a name. If it's important enough to say, it's important enough to put a name to.
5. Above all: Act with honour. Say what you mean, and mean what you say.