Musée Rodin (Rodin Art Museum)
Address: 77 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
Transportation: Metro Line 13 Varenne Station, Metro Line 13 and Line 8 Invalides Station, RER Line C Invalides Station
Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 18 61 10
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:45 ※ Ticket office 17:15 closed
Open at night: Open to 20:45 on Wednesday ※ Ticket office 20:15 Close
Closed day: Monday and January 1, May 1, December 25 closed
Full ticket (art gallery + garden): 10 € (adults)
Offer ticket (art gallery + garden): 7 €
The Musée Rodin in Paris, France, is a museum that was opened in 1919, dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. It has two sites: the Hôtel Biron and surrounding grounds in central Paris and just outside Paris at Rodin's old home, the Villa des Brillants at Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine). The collection includes 6,600 sculptures, 8,000 drawings, 8,000 old photographs, and 7,000 objets d’art. The museum receives 700,000 visitors annually.
Mentioning the romance of Rodin, can not help but think of the same rich feelings of Picasso, both are sculptors, often to love for the carving inspiration, the same for the arts to create a new generation, works are diverse, are France Important figures of modern art history. Also in Paris, in addition to Rodin Art Museum, you can also find the Picasso Museum of Art!
While living in the Villa des Brillants, Rodin used the Hôtel Biron as his workshop from 1908 and subsequently donated his entire collection of sculptures (along with paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir that he had acquired) to the French State on the condition that they turn the buildings into a museum dedicated to his works.
The Musée Rodin contains most of Rodin's significant creations, including The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell. Many of his sculptures are displayed in the museum's extensive garden. The museum includes a room dedicated to the works of Camille Claudel.
On the day of the visit, the weather was good and the museum would be able to see Rodin's masterpiece "The Sorcerer", who was inspired by the poet Dante, the right hand elbow on his left knee, his right hand resting his chin, In thinking. This works originally described the top statues of the "Hellgate" of Rodin, describing the hell in Dante Divine Comic, describing all kinds of human emotions and pains, in addition to "meditators", "kissing" and "three ghosts" It is work that came out separately from the work of Hell's door.
Rodin's sculptures are the work of an artist who chose to defy the norms of his time. Among the works of his youth, Man with a Broken Nose appears out of step with contemporary aesthetic norms, while The Age of Bronze rejects contemporary mechanisms of physical expression. This absence of artifice, like the nudity of The Thinker or Adam and Eve guarantees the timelessness of Rodin's works.
The artist also stands out by the monumental aspect of some of his works: Balzac, The Burghers of Calais or the impressive, unfinished The Gates of Hell, which contains many elements representing the major works of Rodin (The Thinker, Ugolino, The Kiss or the Three Shades).
Around 1884, Camille Claudel started working in Rodin's workshop. Claudel became a source of inspiration, his model, his confidante and lover. She never lived with Rodin, who was reluctant to end his 20-year relationship with Rose Beuret. Knowledge of the affair agitated her family, especially her mother, who already detested her for not being a male child (who would have replaced her first-born male infant) and never agreed with Claudel's involvement in the arts. As a consequence, she left the family house. In 1892, after an abortion, Claudel ended the intimate aspect of her relationship with Rodin, although they saw each other regularly until 1898
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After visiting the Museum of Rodin Art, you can relax at the café in the museum, and you can buy souvenirs at the souvenir shop. In addition, the art museum is close to the Paris Tower and the Winery.