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The Musée Rodin in Paris is a museum that was opened in 1919 in the Hôtel Biron and surrounding grounds. It displays works by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... Sculptor redirects here. ... Rodins The Burghers of Calais in Calais, France. ...


Rodin used the Hôtel Biron as his residence from 1908, and subsequently donated his entire collection of sculptures (along with paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Pierre-Auguste Renoir that he had acquired) to the French State on the condition that they turn the building into a museum dedicated to his works. 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Self-portrait (1886) Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853 - July 29, 1890) was a Dutch painter, generally considered one of the greatest painters in European art history. ... Pierre-Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841 - December 3, 1919) was a preeminent French painter. ...


The Musée Rodin contains most of Rodin's significant creations, including The Thinker and The Kiss. Many of his sculptures are displayed in the museum's extensive garden. The Thinker A copy of The Thinker in the courtyard of the Kyoto National Museum in Kyoto, Japan The Thinker (French Le Penseur) is one of Auguste Rodins most famous bronze sculptures. ... The Kiss is a famous sculpture by Auguste Rodin. ... A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation and enjoyment of nature. ...


The museum has also a room dedicated to works of Camille Claudel. Camille Claudel (December 8, 1864 – October 19, 1943) was a French sculptor and graphic artist. ...


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  • Musée Rodin (http://www.musee-rodin.fr/)

 
 

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