Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin

The foremost sculptor of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and possibly the greatest portraitist in the history of sculpture, Rodin pioneered complex surface modelling which produced expressive, realistic and individual human images. Conceptually, he moved sculpture on from a mid-nineteenth-century selective imitation of nature using smoothly crafted surfaces to a modern art that accentuates and exaggerates, its rough finish interacting with whatever light might fall on it.

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