If you are an art fanatic, then you must have heard of Auguste Rodin-The legendary that was born in Paris in 1840 and reached the epitome of fame as a sculptor when he was in his 40’s. Even if you don’t know the man, you would undoubtedly know of his creations- the pensive, seated, muscular man carried in deep thoughts as ‘The Thinker’.
Rodin is best known for his sculptures made of bronze and marble, and the anatomy of the human body that he has gotten nailed down to the tee. He was a sculptor whose works revolved around love and romance, hints of which you will find when in the museum. The Rodin museum holds the collection of this extraordinary man’s life work. When in Paris, this is one of the must-see museums that you must relish and experience for yourself. You can choose to take any of the numerous Rodin private museum tours or carry on yourself.
But having someone to talk and walk you through the life work helps you marvel and appreciate this man’s work, a tad bit more.
The Rodin Museum
The museum is located in the Hotel Biron, in the 7th arrondissement in Paris. It was way back in 1919 that the hotel opened its doors to have the Rodin museum. The insides of the building are decorated in blue, white and black with hardwood flooring- all of which amplify the simplicity of Rodin’s works.
There are certain works that mustn’t be missed when you are on your Rodin museum tour:
- The Thinker
- The Gates of Hell
- Fugit Amor
- The Kiss
- Age Of Maturity by Camille Claudel
The Thinker is found in the gardens of the museum- another spectacle that makes the entire experience all the more memorable. The Rodin museum gardens are such that you feel transported away from the hustle and bustle of the city, to a secluded French countryside. The peaceful and calming aura that one experiences when they are here might be the reason why the Hotel Biron was often considered as a joint where artists and sculptors used to congregate.
If you have time to spend in Paris, then more so that the historic Eiffel tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral, make time to visit the Louvre and Rodin museum. These hold within itself relic of a distant past- one that was teeming with talent and panache. Spending your time in the Rodin museum can be considered as time beautifully spent…