Friday, November 12, 2010

Auguste Rodin, born this day in 1840.........

Lots of information about one of the world's all-time great
sculptors can be found here.

Auguste Rodin

In the 1920's, Jules Mastbaum began collecting works by Rodin, 
assembling one of the largest collections of Rodin's works outside
of Paris.  His collection included bronze castings, plaster studies,
drawings, prints, letters, and books.  Mastbaum, a native
Philadelphian, was a successful real estate developer and one of
the largest movie theatre operators in the Country.  He used part
of his wealth to create, and gift to the City of Philadelphia, a
museum dedicated to the works of Rodin.  That Museum is still
in operation today.  It is part of the Pride of Philadelphia, as
well as one of my favorite spots to stop while visiting the City.

The Secret

The Hand of God

The Thinker

The Burghers of Calais

Close-up of part of The Burghers of Calais

More detailed look at part of The Burghers of Calais

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