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Auguste Rodin: The Thinker
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Auguste Rodin

[French Sculptor, 1840-1917]

• Relationships: Studied under Antoine-Louis Barye.
Rodin's students included Jacob Epstein.
Rodin's studio assistants included Camille Claudel.
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Rodin has a modest attitude toward his art. When he finished his Balzac, which remains the incontestable point of departure for modern sculpture, he declared, "It is now that I would like to begin work."
- Constantin Brancusi, quoted in Twentieth-Century Artists on Art


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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteAuguste Rodin at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
6 works online

Notable SiteAuguste Rodin at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Exhibition: Camille Claudel & Rodin: Fateful Encounter

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
8 sculptures

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!
"Artists in Depth" page for Auguste Rodin

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Many works on paper online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  
22 works online

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay, Paris

Notable SiteMusée Rodin, Paris

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
Walking Man, 1905

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Sculpture collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City  
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Study for Monument à Whistler, 1910

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
7 works by Rodin

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
2 sculptures and 8 drawings

Notable SiteNeue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteRéunion des Musées Nationaux, France (in French)  
A total of 10 works displayed over 2 pages of search results

Notable SiteRodin Museum at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina
The Call to Arms

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina
Project for a Monument to the Defense of Paris
Undocumented feature: Click here to see the image at a much higher resolution.

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
Mercury Emerging from a Cloud (Study for the Gates of Hell)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
A total of 6 sculptures on this and the following page

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Victor Hugo, 1885

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
Victor Hugo

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Victor Hugo, Three-Quarter View, drypoint, 1885

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Head of Balzac

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin
Fauness, 1884/86

Chi-Mei Museum, Taiwan (in Chinese)  

Chi-Mei Museum, Taiwan (in Chinese)  
Le Baiser

Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Paolo and Francesca

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
49 works by or related to the artist

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Dublin City Gallery | The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland   NEW!

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome (in Italian)  

Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel

Hammer Museum, California
The Walking Man, 1905

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "R"

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan

Magyar Nemzeti Galéria (Hungarian National Gallery), Budapest
The eternal idol, 1893

Magyar Nemzeti Galéria (Hungarian National Gallery), Budapest
Eternal spring, 1898

Magyar Nemzeti Galéria (Hungarian National Gallery), Budapest
Falling man, torso of a young man
Head of St. John the Baptist

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Eve in Despair, marble, 1915

Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Kiss

Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Eve (work #7; click "next" to page down to it)

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
3 works

Middelheim Open-Air Museum for Sculpture, Antwerp, Belgium
Balzac, 1892-97

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Nude Woman as Sun Symbol

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
The Kiss (Paolo and Francesca)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Musée des Beaux Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, France (in French)  
L'Eternel Printemps

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France (in French)  
La Tentation de saint Antoine

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, France (in French)  
L'Âge d'airain, bronze

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseilles, France (in French)  
La Méditation

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museo Sorolla, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
6 works online

National Museum of Art of Romania
The Bronze Age

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
A total of 14 works online

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
William Ernest Henley, 1884-86

New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
2 works online

New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
The Burghers of Calais

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, England
Nude Study for the Monument to Balzac, bronze, 1893

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Hand, ca.1886

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France (in French)  

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Portland Museum of Art, Maine
Click thumbnail #9

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Rodin Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
11 works online

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Schleswig-Holstein Museums, Germany
1 work online

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts
The Walking Man

Southampton City Art Gallery, England

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see a large image from an exhibition in Brescia

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Le bourgeois à la clé (Jean d'Aire), 1895

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (in German)  

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  
Das eherne Zeitalter, 1876

Wichita State University Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Kansas
La Cathedrale
La Priere
Grande Torse de L'Homme Qui Tombe

Yamagata Museum of Art, Japan
Génie du repos éternel, 1899

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
8 works online when last checked

Flemish Art Collection, Belgium
Pierre de Wissant, 1884-86

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Man and his Thought (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

Notable SiteAuguste Rodin at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteAuguste Rodin at The Artchive  

Notable SiteAuguste Rodin at The Athenaeum  
Belgian Landscape

Notable SiteAuguste Rodin in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

AICT: Art Images for College Teaching  
The Burghers of Calais
Monument to Balzac
The Call to Arms
(next page)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Boston College Fine Arts Department

California State University WorldImages Database  

Auguste Rodin at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Digital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
Numerous photographs of works by Rodin from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Digital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
Works by Rodin from the Norton Simon Museum

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project  
Photographs of 5 sculptires

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Scroll down for a work from a 2007 exhibition

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

Spain Ministry of Education Imagebank (in Spanish)  
Type "Rodin" into the search box & click "Buscar"; the "Descargar" link downloads a high-res image

USC Annenberg School for Communication

William Allen's Image Archive  
Photographs from the Musée d'Orsay

Additional Image Search Tools:
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      Flickr: "Auguste Rodin"      
Google Images: "Auguste Rodin"      
Bing Images: "Auguste Rodin"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteRodin-Web

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
Foundation dedicated to bringing Rodin's works to a wider audience

Illustrated essay about Rodin by Gregory Melle

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory

Paris Sculptures Blog (in French)  

The Androom Archives
3 works

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

The Victorian Web
Portrait bust of W.E. Henley

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Auguste Rodin  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
John the Baptist, 1875-78

"Who is Rodin's Thinker?"

The Thinker, bronze, 1880

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"Saga of a Statue: The Struggles of Rodin's Balzac," article by Mary Blume

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
"This man is Michelangelo": Octave Mirbeau, Auguste Rodin and the Image of the Modern Sculptor

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Your own flesh and blood", 2006 article by Adrian Searle

The London Evening Standard
"Rodin the ladies' man", 2006 article by Brian Sewell

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Unauthenticated Auguste Rodin Drawing"

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Rodin: Sculpture and Drawings

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Rodin: The Shape of Genius

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Rodin on Art and Artists

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Discoveries: Rodin

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Rodin and Michelangelo: A Study in Artistic Inspiration

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Auguste Rodin

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Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel


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