Auguste Rodin (died 1917 aged 77) – Founder of impressionist sculpture. Created famous sculptures like The Thinker and The Kiss
(Pronounced august roh-dan)
Auguste – A gust of wind blew off his clothes and so produced the thinker.
A gust (Auguste) of wind blew off all of his clothes and so he sat down by the road and (Rodin) had a think (The Thinker) about his situation.
Note: Wind did not really blow his clothes off, but it is a great way to remember what Auguste Rodin did.
Auguste Rodin was considered the founder of modern sculpture. The French artist created many sculptures in clay and plaster that were later forged into bronze. His marble pieces were hand-carved with a hammer and chisel.
Rodin's impressionist sculptures did not render exact copies of objects but more importantly the "impression" that they left.
The Thinker (1879-1889)
The Kiss (1882)
Nobody before had created - Impressionist sculptures