Originally published on Art UK

'I love the sculptures of ancient Greece. They have been and remain my masters.' – Auguste Rodin

Rodin's fascination for classical antiquity was central to his artistic practice. He was said to have visited the Parthenon sculptures at the British Museum almost every day while in London, a city he visited often due to his vast and adoring British clientele. Though he took influence from sculptural traditions of the past, Rodin was progressive, radically breaking from tradition. His sculpted nudes were often rendered in a highly emotive, naturalised, or intensely raw manner, yet continuing to capture the dynamism and theatricalism found in classical sculpture. ... See More

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