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Auguste Rodin
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"I invent nothing, I rediscover. "

Auguste Rodin: Images of Desire: Erotic Watercolors and Cut-Outs Auguste Rodin: Images of Desire: Erotic Watercolors and Cut-Outs
(Anne-Marie Bonnet, Auguste Rodin )
In the twilight of his career, when he had already established his eminence as a sculptor, Auguste Rodin turned almost obsessively to sketching the female form. These drawings were produced quickly, with the artistsí eyes following his modelsí every move, his pen or pencil in constant contact with the paper. Rodin referred to these quickly executed sketches as his "one-minute drawings," and he produced literally thousands of them in various media: India ink, gouache, watercolor, charcoal and pencil. This elegant volume includes over 100 drawings and cutouts beautifully reproduced in the warm and subtle tones of the original.

Rodin in His Time: The Cantor Gifts to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
(Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mary L. Levkoff )
This showcase of the Cantor gifts to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, includes not only the work of Rodin, but sculptures by his most significant forerunners, contemporaries, and followers. With an authoritative narrative text and detailed color photography, this book provides an ideal introduction into one of the world's greatest artists by placing his work in the historical context of his own time and offers an understanding of nineteenth-century sculpture as a whole.

Rodin on Art and Artists
(Auguste Rodin, Paul Gsell (Photographer) )


Rodin: The Shape of Genius
(Ruth Butler )
Auguste Rodin-the most famous artist in the world at the turn of the twentieth century-led a life as sensational and intense as the great sculptures he created. In this major reinterpretation of Rodin`s life and times, the accomplished Rodin scholar Ruth Butler draws for the first time on closely guarded archives and letters to disentangle the facts of this legendary artist`s life from the many myths that have grown up around him.

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