François-Auguste-René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917) was a French sculptor, and the preeminent sculptor of the modern era. He played a pivotal role in the art of the late nineteenth century, both excelling at and rebelling against the Beaux-Arts tradition.
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- Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
- As quoted in Heads and Tales (1936) by Malvina Hoffman, p. 47
- The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
- As quoted in A Toolbox for Humanity: More Than 9000 Years of Thought (2004) by Lloyd Albert Johnson, p. 7
- I know very well that one must fight, for one is often in contradiction to the spirit of the age.
- Men are led by symbols, and symbols do not lie.