Auguste Rodin Essays

  • Auguste Rodin The Thinker

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    The Thinker is a renowned sculpture by Auguste Rodin. It has heavy roots in greco-roman culture, obvious from the body size depicted and familiar muscle tone in statues of ancient Greek gods. The original sculpture was made of bronze and turned green as time went on. The aging process is often considered when bronze casting, it makes the art seem older, and sometimes commands reverence. Not only does the material used seem to radiate strength, but the man depicted also appears to be heavily built

  • Auguste Rodin

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    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was born on November 12th 1840 in Paris, France. Very few would dispute the statement that Rodin was the greatest genius in the world of sculpture in the late 19th century. There were very few artists who faced the criticism; slander and personal insults during their lifetimes as was given to Rodin likewise there are few artists who have known such personal glory during their carriers. Rodin's sculpture was so powerful and original that those in control of the art world

  • How Did Auguste Rodin Influence Modern Sculpture

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    I chose Auguste Rodin’s The Thought as the artwork to write about in this paper. This paper will introduce the style, context, and subject of Rodin’s The Thought. Besides that, the paper will also demonstrate that although Rodin is considered as forerunner of modern sculpture, he didn’t reject elements of great artists of the past. Auguste Rodin, an outstanding French sculptor. Rodin is generally considered as the pioneer of modern sculpture, though he did not reject the elements of antiquity, the

  • The Modernism Of French Sculptor Auguste Rodin's Art

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    French sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris in 1840. Rodin is considered the forerunner of modern sculpting; however, he was trained in traditional art styles, and never set out to become a prominent modern sculptor. There has been much debate on the modernism of Rodin’s art. While painting was becoming a more modern art, sculpting was lagging behind; however, Rodin was one of the only sculptors who was considered to be intriguing. In 1875, Rodin traveled to Italy in order to examine closely

  • Love in Two Works of Art: A Compare and Contrast Essay

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    many ways that people can express love. LOVE by Robert Indiana and The Kiss, by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin are just two sculptures that demonstrate love. LOVE is a structure of the word love in red with the first two letters above with the “O” slanted, and the last two letters bellow the first two, that is displayed publicly in New York City. The Kiss can now be found in the Musée Rodin in Paris, France. The sculpture is of two characters of the opposite sex kissing. The materials and colors

  • Auguste Rodin's Life and Accomplishments

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    The Thinker “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely” -Auguste Rodin The quote above, perfectly describes the kind of person Rodin was, and the type of art he produced. Rodin is known as a very proactive, persevering, and innovative man from history. One of Rodin’s most amazing sculptures, The Thinker, is renowned as one of the most innovative and inspiring art pieces ever created. This magnificent and fascinating sculpture was so influential because of its themes of

  • Perseus With The Head Of Medusa Analysis

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    Hot and Heavy: The Passionate Collaboration between Claudel and Rodin The myth of Medusa and Perseus, the “archetypal sculptors,” defines the dynamic between Camille Claudel and August Rodin (Higonnet 15). Rodin identified with Perseus when one of his favorite sculptors and source of inspiration, Benvenuto Cellini, interpreted of the famous myth in the sculpture, Perseus with the Head of Medusa (1545). Like Medusa, Camille Claudel used her sight to craft daring sculptures that pushed the boundaries

  • A Comparison Of The Academy By Kent Monkman

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    two pieces of art that I have chosen to compare reside in Toronto’s ‘Art Gallery of Ontario’. While the two pieces are very different in terms of artistic medium and period, the painting, “The Academy”, by Kent Monkman, makes direct reference to Auguste Rodin’s sculpture “Adam”. The sculpture is a giant bronze cast from 1881 inspired by Michealangelo’s “Creation of Adam” Ceiling Fresco in the Sistine Chapel. “The Academy” by Canadian painter, Kent Monkman was commissioned by the AGO in 2008. The

  • Comparison Of Love And The Kiss

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    proceed to the lip locking trophy of affection. A simple four letter word that has changed the world by its beauty and awe. What are these interesting pictures of words and love? The Kiss, a dramatic scene unfolding before everyone created by Auguste Rodin, and LOVE, the simplistic sucker punch created by Robert Indiana, are wonderful creations that have both an impact and a meaning. These two sculptures have graced the art world with all their beauty leaving some breathless. They mean so many different

  • Interview and Chatting with August Rodin

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    Good morning Mr. Rodin! August: Good morning! Interviewer: I’m so excited to be able to conduct this interview with you and find out “what makes Rodin.” Okay let’s get started with one of your pride and joy sculptures and also my personal favorite “The Kiss.” This work shows the passion that can be shared between a male and female, and because this work is so life like its almost as though you can feel this passion being shared as well. The detail and texture that you put into creating the body of

  • Kahlil Gibran

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    and influence was not limited to the Near East only, but far beyond these borders. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world and compared by Auguste Rodin to the work of William Blake. In the United States, which he made his home for the last twenty years of his life., he began to write in English. The Prophet and his other books of poetry, illustrated with his mystical drawings are known and loved

  • Rodin

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    Rodin Like most artists, Rodin was not an overnight success. Even though he was rejected numerous times from art schools because of his art style, he prevailed in the end. Rodin, like many artists, got their inspiration from other great and famous artists. In Rodin's case, his inspiration came from Michelangelo. In Rodin's more famous works, one can see the similarities between the two artists' artwork. Rodin's parents were not wealthy, therefore, he was not able to attend an art school of his

  • european painting and sculpture

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    European painting and sculpture can be found on the first and second floors of the Ahmanson building and in the B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden. It includes masterpieces of European art from the Middle Ages through impressionism and the followers of Rodin. Renowned for an outstanding representation of Italian baroque paintings as well as for world-famous masterpieces like Georges de La Tour’s Magdalen with the Smoking Flame (c.1638–40), Rembrandt’s Raising of Lazarus (c.1630), Degas’s The Bellelli Sisters

  • Aguste Rodin Vs Pugliese

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    world renowned sculptor named Auguste Rodin is best known for his sculpture titled The Thinker ( 1). This piece is known worldwide for both its complexity and beauty. Though this sculpture is not intended to represent a Greek or Roman god, but rather a man, the styles incorporated are tremendously similar. The bronze sculpture, unlike those of Matteo Pugliese, displays the skin of the man in a natural, non-textured appearance. The work-style of Rodin is most often similar to those

  • A Review: The Day Of The Jackal

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    by a French terrorist group to kill Charles de Gualle, the President of France. This terrorist group has had several failed attacks on the President, and the Jackal is their last hope. The mood the author sets is exceptionally suspenseful. When Rodin, the leader of the terrorist group hears of the failed attacks, the reader can feel his frustration and hatred towards the French government. When Jean-Marie Bastien is vigorously preparing for the first assault on de Gualle, the reader can sense


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    and stressed in his students the discipline and respect for classical music. After his father died, fourteen-year-old Benny helped support his family by playing at a Chicago neighborhood dance hall and working locally for two years. In 1925, Gil Rodin, who was then with the band led by Ben Pollack, heard him. Goodman was hired by Pollack, then working in California, and the following year made a triumphal return to Chicago as featured soloist with the band. Goodman remained with Pollack until

  • Analysis of Gerrit Dou's Painting, Astronomer by Candlelight

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    Analysis of Gerrit Dou's Painting, Astronomer by Candlelight Surprisingly small compared to other works, “Astronomer by Candlelight” by Gerrit Dou could be easily overlooked by a casual stroller. However, as I approached it to have a closer look, other paintings quickly lost interest for me. The closer I got, the more detail appeared; the scene came alive with the play of light and dark. The astronomer, eternally still, pulsed with life, pondering over his books. Within a foot of the painting

  • Herbert Croly

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    from England at age 12. Herbert Croly’s mother wrote for several newspapers under the name Jennie June and was an adamant feminist. Similarly, his father worked for several New York City newspapers and was a devout follower of the French philosopher Auguste Comte, a founder of sociology and positivism. In order to achieve progress, Comte created a Religion of Humanity that emphasized altruism and the destruction of organized religion. Comte’s teachings changed the way Herbert Croly looked at and envisioned

  • Importance Of Executive Chef

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    Introduction Chef is a person who highly trained, skilled professional cook who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation of a particular cuisine. The word chef is come from the term of chef de cuisine and it literally means “the chief” in French. While in English, the title chef in the culinary profession originated in the haute cuisine of the 19th century which introduced many French words into the English language. Chef also called as cooks. Every kitchen has a chef who is responsible for

  • Pathological Altruism: Rwandan Genocide

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    selfless are tasks that most people do daily and without fail. Whether it be on purpose or intrinsic, the act of altruism happens all the time. Altruism has been around for a long while, but it was never truly defined until the French philosopher Auguste Comte coined the term altruism (Mastin 1). Being an antonym to egoism is another reason the word altruism came into existence. Today, however, altruism is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as the, “disinterested or selfless concern for the