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Rodin’s career … the most successful sculpture in many ways of the last one hundred and fifty years. Tim Marlow, The Nude: The Enlightenment, Sky Arts 2012
The Burghers of Calais 1884-95: Six men on their way to die; it’s an incredibly powerful sculpture. Tim Marlow Meets Tony Bennett, Tim
Auguste Rodin redefined the idea of sculpture in European art. Without losing any of its power and grandeur he liberated it from the constraints of classicism and created three-dimensional forms which pulsated with life and energy ... He became one of the fathers of modern art. Artists with Tim Marlow s1e24: Auguste Rodin, Sky Arts 2003
Rodin’s big break came in 1880 when he was commissioned to produce two vast bronze doors as to an entrance to a proposed new museum of decorative arts ... And produced The Gates of Hell. ibid.
The Kiss ... One of the most erotic works of art. ibid.
Because of the First World War there was no state funeral. None the less, politicians and dignitaries from all over the world came to the ceremony to pay homage to the man who passionately and thoughtfully had put sculpture right back in the mainstream of modern art. ibid.
The French sculpture Auguste Rodin ... The Gates of Hell is a superlative mass of seething contorted figures ... One of the supreme sculptural achievements of the past two centuries. Tim Marlow: Judgement Day: Hell
Rodin – he was the last great romantic artist ... What an artist he was. Kenneth Clark, Civilisation 12/13: The Fallacies of Hope, BBC 1969
True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure. Auguste Rodin
I invent nothing; I rediscover. Auguste Rodin
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. Auguste Rodin
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature. Auguste Rodin
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need. Auguste Rodin
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. Auguste Rodin
The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live. Be a man before being an artist! Auguste Rodin
Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump. Auguste Rodin
A work by arguably the world’s most famous sculpture: Auguste Rodin. Could the man who created The Kiss and The Thinker also have given us this enchanting sketch of a woman dancing? Fake or Fortune? s5e3: Rodin, BBC 2016
‘I am sorry to inform you I do not recognise the hand of Auguste Rodin.’ ibid. expert