Auguste Rodin

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Auguste Rodin

  1. 1. Auguste Rodin<br />
  2. 2. Born on November 12, 1840<br />His parents were Jean-Baptiste Rodin and Marie Cheffer<br />He was shy and extremely nearsighted<br />He had a hard time learning because of his vision problem<br />He loved drawing and had his first lesson at the age of 10<br />He enrolled in the art school, La Petite École and kept very busy<br />He was rejected from the noted École des Beaux-Arts school three times<br />He discovered clay at a young age and knew that he was going to be an excellent sculptor<br />Childhood<br />
  3. 3. He had to help support his family during a tough economic time<br />His sister died in 1862, causing Rodin much grief. He turned to the catholic faith, where he was encouraged by Father Eymard to continue to paint and sculpt in order to relieve his sadness.<br />He continued to support himself and was able to pay rent on his own apartment in 1863<br />He submitted his work to the Paris Salon, in which an artists reputation was either made or broken. He was rejected two times.<br />Struggles<br />
  4. 4. During the time he was struggling to make his mark on the art world, he met his soul mate and lifetime partner. Rose Beuret became his fulltime model and they devoted themselves to one another. They had a son together in 1866. Rodin never actually claimed that he was the father of the child. They didn’t marry until much later on in their lives. They were married on January 29, 1917.<br />Love<br />
  5. 5. In 1870, Rodin was drafted into the Franco-Prussian War, but was discharged shortly after because of his nearsightedness<br />Rodin became inspired after his trip to Italy in 1875. He did a sculpture with a live nude male model, Auguste Neyt. The fact that the man was nude caused great controversy and turmoil for Rodin. He first named the sculpture The Vanquished, but it was renamed The Age of Bronze and it is now in the Paris Salon.<br />Start of His Career<br />
  6. 6. The Age of Bronze<br />
  7. 7. The Gates of Hell c. 1880<br />The Thinker c.1880<br />The Kiss c.1881-1882<br />The Three Shades c.1880<br />The Shade c.1880<br />Burghers of Calais c.1888<br />Monument to Balzac c.1891-1892<br />Monument to Victor Hugo c.1897<br />Rodin’s Works from 1880 to 1900<br />
  8. 8. The Gates of Hell<br />
  9. 9. The Thinker <br />
  10. 10. The Kiss<br />
  11. 11. The Three Shades<br />
  12. 12. The Shade<br />**HINT**<br />This piece is in Atlanta<br />
  13. 13. Burghers of Calais<br />
  14. 14. Monument to Balzac<br />
  15. 15. Monument to Victor Hugo<br />
  16. 16. He reached his peak by 1900<br />He had a whole area devoted to him at the Paris World Exhibition where 168 pieces of his work were placed on display<br />He did not let the popularity of his art work hinder his work<br />He was an internationally known artist, from the United States to Japan<br />The Height of Rodin’s Success<br />
  17. 17. Rodin moved to the Hôtel Biron right outside of Paris in 1908<br />The tenants of the hotel were ordered to evacuate so the building could be demolished<br />Rodin was allowed to stay because he worked out a deal with France. He said that he would give his entire estate to France and he also requested that the Hôtel Biron be made into a museum for his work after his death<br />Auguste Rodin passed away on November 17, 1917, just three weeks after his lifelong love, Rose Beuret, passed away. They weren’t married even a year at the time of their deaths.<br />Death<br />
  18. 18. http://www.cantorfoundation.org/Rodin/rbio.html<br />Google Images<br />http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/rodin/<br />Sources<br />

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