Art Journal Every Day: February 2018 Begins
Walking Paris

Rodin Museum in Paris

The Rodin Museum in Paris is dedicated to the famed sculptor (and one of my personal faves): Auguste Rodin.  In the museum (a "hotel" he shared with other artists as a home and workshop space) you can see his sculpture, practice bits and pieces, and his personal collection of art by other artists (including Monet, who stayed there for some time).  The building is beautiful.  The grounds are filled with his sculpture and the outdoor setting is magical.  Rodin's most famous works are The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell -- all on view at The Rodin Museum.  Take a peek:

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Rodin's sculpture is so lifelike that it's difficult not to want to engage with the statues -- to ape the body positions and otherwise interact with them.

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I'm fleeing from the gates of hell! 😜

It was a wonderful visit.  Not my first time at the Rodin Museum and not my last.  It's a Paris favorite!

As a side note, if you're interested in trying your hand at sculpture, Cheryl Boglioli shows how easy it is to make a sculpture (starting with tinfoil!) in this video from Make It Artsy:

Thanks for stopping by!

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