Auguste Rodin is one of the most well-known French artists of all time. Rodin achieved fame in the late 1800s with his modern style of sculpting. His realistic yet highly idiosyncratic way of sculpting the human body showcased the personality and physical presence of each of his subjects.
Although his sculptures — which greatly diverged from traditional sculpting — were at first unappreciated, by the turn of the 20th century the artist was recognized in countries across the globe. He remained active even in his later years, producing some of his most famous works after he had already passed the age of 60.
The Musée Rodin was established to pay tribute to the artist’s body of work. And guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg can take a journey through Rodin’s repertoire by visiting the hotel nearby in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.
Plus, from October 1 to October 20, 2013, visitors will also have another great reason to visit the Musée Rodin. During this time, the museum will also pay tribute to the artist Camille Claudel by exposing 20 of Claudel’s works. Like Rodin, Claudel was also a sculptor at the turn of the 20th century. She and Rodin pursued a romantic yet chaotic relationship that was built on both love and a common passion for their art. Although there relationship ended in 1892, it lasted for 10 years and played a significant role in both their life stories.
In addition to the exhibition of some of Claudel’s works, the Musée Rodin has also organized conferences, a film showing and a theater performance all revolving around the life of Camille Claudel.