Rodin Museum - details and images

Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917) was the leading French sculptor of his times and one of the most respected and beloved artists of the country. Often credited as the father of modern sculpture, Rodin's works are very realistic, unlike those of his predecessors, whose works were based mainly on allegory and mythology. Rodin was more than a sculptor, while sculpture is the area which is best known. His drawings and paintings are also outstanding and had a major role in its development as an artist. Revolutionized sculpture Auguste Rodin, considered by many as the greatest sculptor of all time, after Michelangelo.

Auguste Rodin's studio and other great sculptors had worked. Constantin Brancusi, he has gone on here, but left after several months saying: "Nothing can be high in the shade of large trees."

Rodin Museum is located in a villa in the 18th century where the artist lived and worked in a certain period of his life in a garden isolated from the noisy city. The building is located close to Les Invalides, where Napoleon is buried. The house was originally built for a manufacturer of wigs, but belonged to the Catholic Church over the time and eventually the city of Paris.

Upon entering the museum, the eyes of the tourists are inevitably attracted the most famous work of Rodin, The Thinker (Le Penseur), which sits on a pedestal guarding the garden. Gates of Hell, another famous work, and other less famous masterpieces adorn the garden of the museum.

Rodin Museum holds in total about 6600 sculptures, all works of Rodin. The works are divided between this museum in Paris, known as the Hotel Biron, and vineyards often Brillants in Meudon, a house that Rodin he held since 1895. The sculptures are made from plaster, bronze, marble, wax, molten glass and stone. Bronze and marble sculptures are kept on location in Paris, including "The Kiss", another famous work of Rodin.

Rodin's drawings are as fascinating as sculptures. Art historians say about Rodin's drawings that are "built" and that he "drew as a sculptor, but not for his statues." The drawings are completely different sculptures. Rodin has also painted many of these paintings can be admired at the Rodin Museum. It says it is pleased to emulate Rubens, and visitors will find really a series of works similar to those of Rubens. Rodin made the pleasure of his friends and family portraits. In Rodin is organizeza muzelui and a lot of temporary exhibitions and other artistic events.

79, rue de Varenne - 75007 Paris

Metro - line 13 or Invalides stations Varenne
RER - line C: Invalides
Buses: 69, 82, 87, 92

The museum is open daily except Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.. Gardens are close at 18:00. Last ticket sold at 5:15 p.m..
The museum is closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

There is a combined ticket for the Rodin Museum and Orsay Museum. It cost € 12.
Just because prices are Rodin Museum:
Museum: 6 €
Exhibition: 7 €
Contemporary Art: 6 €
Trade + Museum: 10 €
Gardens: 1 €

People in the European Union between 18 and 25 years benefit from discounts and free services as follows:
Museum: Free
Exhibition: 5 €
Contemporary Art: Free
Exhibitions & Museum: 5 €
Gardens: Free

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