Auguste Rodin

(François Auguste René Rodin)

Auguste Rodin
Auguste Rodin
  • Born: November 12, 1840
  • Died: November 17, 1917
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Sculptor

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François Auguste René Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin (/oʊˈɡuːst roʊˈdæn, roʊˈdæ̃/; French: [oɡyst ʁɔdɛ̃]), was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic recognition, although he was never accepted into Paris's foremost school of art.

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Patience is also a form of action. Management & Managing Government
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated. Nature ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I invent nothing, I rediscover.
Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.
Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages. History
Nobody does good to men with impunity.
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. Time
Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him. Nature
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them, drawing and color are better or worse than in others.
There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect. Nature
To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth. Truth ;Nature
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature. Nature
True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure. Work, Workers & The Labor Force

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