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Auguste Rodin

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Auguste Rodin

Rodin paved the way for 'modern' sculpture, challenging accepted traditions in his figures, portraits, groups and conceptual works. The V&A has 23 Rodin sculptures, including 18 given by the sculptor himself in 1914.

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Photo of The Young Mother, relief, Auguste Rodin, 1885, France. Museum no. A.25-1924. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Young Mother, relief, Auguste Rodin, 1885, France. Museum no. A.25-1924. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Torso of a Woman, figure, Auguste Rodin, 1914, France. Museum no. A.38:1&2-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Torso of a Woman, figure, Auguste Rodin, 1914, France. Museum no. A.38:1&2-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Study of a Hand, model, Auguste Rodin, about 1884, France. Museum no. A.22-1971. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Study of a Hand, model, Auguste Rodin, about 1884, France. Museum no. A.22-1971. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of La France, bust, Auguste Rodin, early 20th century, France. Museum no. A.39-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
La France, bust, Auguste Rodin, early 20th century, France. Museum no. A.39-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Inner Voice (The Muse), figure, Auguste Rodin, about 1896, France. Museum no. A.36-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Inner Voice (The Muse), figure, Auguste Rodin, about 1896, France. Museum no. A.36-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of George Wyndham, bust, Auguste Rodin, 1904, France. Museum no. A.47-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
George Wyndham, bust, Auguste Rodin, 1904, France. Museum no. A.47-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of The Fallen Angel, sculpture, Auguste Rodin, 1895, France. Museum no. A.37-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Fallen Angel, sculpture, Auguste Rodin, 1895, France. Museum no. A.37-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Etudes de Figures, print, Auguste Rodin, 1881, France. Museum no. CAI.869. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Etudes de Figures, print, Auguste Rodin, 1881, France. Museum no. CAI.869. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Despair, statuette, Auguste Rodin, 1881, France. Museum no. A.24-1924. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Despair, statuette, Auguste Rodin, 1881, France. Museum no. A.24-1924. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Vase, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (designer), Auguste Rodin (maker), 1876, France. Museum no. C.44-1970. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Vase, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (designer), Auguste Rodin (maker), 1876, France. Museum no. C.44-1970. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of La Duchesse de Choiseul, bust, Auguste Rodin, 1908, France. Museum no. A.46-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
La Duchesse de Choiseul, bust, Auguste Rodin, 1908, France. Museum no. A.46-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Metamorphosis of Ovid, statuette, Auguste Rodin, about 1886, France. Museum no. A.117-1937. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Metamorphosis of Ovid, statuette, Auguste Rodin, about 1886, France. Museum no. A.117-1937. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of The Age of Bronze, statue, Auguste Rodin, about 1876, France. Museum no. A.33-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Age of Bronze, statue, Auguste Rodin, about 1876, France. Museum no. A.33-1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of St John the Baptist, statue, Auguste Rodin, 1881, France. Museum no. 601-1902. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
St John the Baptist, statue, Auguste Rodin, 1881, France. Museum no. 601-1902. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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