Today Google’s doodle celebrates 172nd birthday of Auguste Rodin, the French sculptor whose best known works included The Thinker and The Kiss.
Rodin, who was born in 1840 and died in 1917, is widely considered the father of modern sculpture. The child of a working-class Parisian family, he was schooled traditionally and took a craftsman-like approach to his work but was also a figure who courted controversy in his lifetime.
The ‘The Thinker’ (1880) and ‘The Kiss’ (1886) are two of the most famous of Rodin’s creations. ‘The Kiss’ known of its sensuousness is considered his masterpiece. Auguste Rodin died aged 77 on November 17, 1917 at Meudon, France.
Facts of “The Thinker” (Le Penseurin French) Sculpture
Facts of “The Kiss” (Francesca da Rimini) Sculpture
Famous Quotes of Auguste Rodin:
“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely”.
“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about. He’s not interested in how things look different in moonlight.”
“To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.”
“Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.”
“Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.”
“True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.”