The Kiss: Work of Auguste Rodin

I love art—art of all kinds. Stumbling again¬†upon Auguste Rodin’s famous statue, The Kiss (1881-82), led me to do some research on the artist himself. I found out that the model for this famous statue was Camille Claudel, his student, collaborator, and mistress. I learned that he associated closely¬†with many influential artists of his day such as writer Jean Cocteau, painter Henri Matisse, and dancer Isadora Duncan.

Here is a great site about Rodin: http://www.cantorfoundation.org/Rodin/rbioe.html

I intend to study more of Rodin, perhaps by this summer reading his full biography. Just this cursory glance today at his life today revealed how much I have to learn about so many people.