Auguste Rodin Biography

François-Auguste-René Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin, 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.

Sculpturally, Rodin possessed a unique ability to model a complex, turbulent, deeply pocketed surface in clay. Many of his most notable sculptures were roundly criticized during his lifetime. They clashed with the predominant figure sculpture tradition, in which works were decorative, formulaic, or highly thematic. Rodin's most original work departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory, modeled the human body with realism, and celebrated individual character and physicality. Rodin was sensitive to the controversy surrounding his work, but refused to change his style. Successive works brought increasing favor from the government and the artistic community. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Auguste Rodin
Nationality:
France
Profession:
Sculptor
Ethnicity:
French people
Date of Birth:
November 12, 1840
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
November 17, 1917
Age at Death:
77
Cause of Death:
Pulmonary edema
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