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Auguste Rodin's Birthday: The Legendary Sculptor Gets A Google Doodle

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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2012, 11:30:31 am »

Rodin was one of the primary forces who introduced modernity to, not only the arts, but to the world at large. He was a giant, on par with Freud, Dostoyevsky and Conrad in his influence on the 20th century and continuing today.

That his work is both important and approachable is a testament to his genius, and his lifestyle and work habits, as noted in the article, would not be out of place in 2012.
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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2012, 11:31:14 am »

Once of his last commissions was of de Balzac, a French novelist and Freemason. I love the part of his story where he's rejected twice by the Grand Ecole and goes on to become a great artist anyway. Don't let 'em tell ya that you ain't got it.
If you're visiting Paris don't miss his house. A wondrous oasis in the middle of the city.
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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2012, 11:31:34 am »

There is a sculpture garden just off the national mall that has his masterpiece "Burghers of Calais" in it. I always stop by to admire that one when in town.
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2012, 11:32:40 am »

The only sculpture that I can say I understand is Rodin's "The Thinker". When I've been in deep thought, I've been in that same position on numerous occasions. Especially when I write poetry.
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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2012, 11:33:10 am »

"The Kiss" also, and "Toilette de Venus"
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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2012, 11:33:36 am »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAESTRO
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