Auguste Rodin's massive sculpture "The Gates of Hell" in the Rodin Museum in Paris. Commissioned to be doors for a new decorative arts center in Paris, Rodin died in 1917 before completing the work. The Thinker near the top was later recast and enlarged.
Auguste Rodin - "The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live. Be a man before being an artist." (His popular works such as The Thinker and The Kiss are used as symbols of human emotion and expressive character)
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris Meudon) This work reflects an intermediate study of one of the six Burghers represented in Rodin's Monument to the Burghers of Calais, commissioned by the municipal Council of Calais in 1884 and erected in 1885
With half-closed slits for eyes, the poet Countess Anna-Elisabeth de Noailles appears to be in a tranquil dream state. The roughly hewn marble block contrasts with smoother areas—here, the figure's face and shoulders
When he wasn’t making groundbreaking sculptures, Rodin was working out ideas on paper with some pretty remarkable drawings. With simple techniques and bold gestures he shows a tender moment between a mother and child: “Maternity,” c. by Auguste Rodin