From the “black” drawings contemporaneous with the Gates of Hell to his great watercolor nudes, this book reproduces hundreds of Auguste Rodin’s most beautiful graphic works held in the collection of the Musée Rodin, a number of which are published here for the first time. The accompanying essays analyze the complex relationships between Rodin’s drawings and his sculptures, the problems of attribution, and the role of sensuality in his work.
Rodin’s rich graphic oeuvre has until now been a little-known aspect of his art, yet it is crucial to a full understanding of his work. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the great sculptor’s achievements.
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain is a National Heritage curator, in charge of the sculptures at the Musée Rodin. She has written widely on sculpture of the 19th and 20th centuries, and particularly on Rodin, on whom she has also curated many exhibitions.
Christina Buley-Uribe is the author of Auguste Rodin: Watercolors from the Collection of the Musée Rodin, Paris.