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Auguste Rodin

November 12, 1840 (Paris, France) – November 17, 1917 (Meudon, France).

François Auguste René Rodin is considered the father of modern sculpture. Using clay, plaster molds, and a meticulous process that included live models, Rodin created sculptures that were innovative in their attention to detail and unprecedented realism. Inspired by the female form and literature from Dante to Baudelaire, Rodin was particularly adept at conveying tension and emotion through subjects’ bodies. 

Works: The Age Of Bronze, The Thinker,The Kiss, The Bourgeois of Calais.

Periods: Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism.