Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Happy birthday Auguste Rodin

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Today would have been Auguste Rodin’s birthday. He would have been 172.

Burghers of Calais Auguste Rodin

He had the almost unique ability to breathe life into mere stone—to grant a life force to inanimate objects.  He could do with a pair of hands what other sculptors could never manage even with whole constellations of subject matter.

Hands Cathedral Auguste Rodin

After him, sculpture was truly never the same again. 

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IMAGES from top to bottom: ‘The Kiss’ aka ‘Francesca da Rimini’; ‘ Cathedral’; Pierre di Wissant from the ‘Burghers of Calais’; ‘The Eternal Idol’ at The Musee Rodin in Paris.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Richard McGrath said...

And happy birthday to you, PC!

11/14/2012 08:44:00 am  
Blogger Peter Cresswell said...

Yes, well, that's enough of that, thank you. Harumph!

11/14/2012 09:07:00 am  
Anonymous The Other Julian said...

Beautiful! Thank you. Needed a reminder that it's not all-crap-all-the-time.

11/14/2012 11:19:00 am  

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