from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rodin, François Auguste René 1840-1917. French sculptor whose innovative, sometimes controversial works include the lifelike Bronze Age (1877) and the uncompleted series Gates of Hell, comprising some of his best-known works, such as The Thinker.

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  • n. French sculptor noted for his renderings of the human form (1840-1917)


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  • How we love the idea of Rodin and his student/model/muse Camille Claudel, embedded together in his workshop, falling in love while she posed as his ideal woman and he chiselled out representations of her, to be gazed at for eternity.

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  • Many of the featured works, such as Rodin's "The Thinker," are not actually in the Smithsonian.

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  • Many also visit the Hakone Open-Air Museum, which has sculptures by artists such as Rodin on its grounds.

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