The position of augeuste Rodin (1840-1917) in the history of European sculpture is just as that of the poet Dante in the history of European literature.

Rodin and his two students, major and buder, are known as the “three pillars” of European sculpture.

For modern people, he is the last sculptor in the old period (classical period) and the first sculptor in the new period (Modernist period).

One of his feet remained in the classical courtyard, while the other had crossed the threshold of modernism.

It can be said that Rodin opened the door of modern sculpture for the new era with his mature and powerful hands trained in the classical period and his creative spirit not bound by tradition.

When young artists swarmed in and ran forward, he was in his old age and couldn’t walk.

His creation had a great influence on the development of modern European sculpture.

Rodin was born in 1840 in a very ordinary civilian family in France.

The father of a poor man’s daughter is a police officer.

Rodin showed great interest in painting at an early age and had considerable talent.

Like, Rodin did not like his poor grades in his homework, which hit his father, who placed a lot of hope on him.

With the help of his sister Mary, his father sent Rodin to the Paris School of fine arts and crafts.

His sister relies on her salary to provide him with room and board.

Rodin has deeply loved his sister since childhood.

The art and Craft School in rhodanjin was founded in 1765 by Michelle bachellier, a painter favored by Madame pombadou.

Students study binding art and drawing here.

Here he met Horace lecock, a lifelong respected enlightenment teacher.

Lecock is an ordinary art teacher, but from the beginning he encouraged Rodin to be faithful to the real artistic feeling rather than follow the academic dogma.

Perhaps it was this teaching that influenced Rodin’s life.

During this period, he often went to the Louvre to copy the master’s famous paintings.

Unable to afford oil paint, Rodin transferred to the sculpture class and fell in love with sculpture from then on.

Le cork also introduced him to the famous French animal sculptor Ba ye at that time, so that he received good basic training.

After three years of hard and diligent study, Rodin was full of ambition and prepared to apply for the Paris Academy of fine arts.

Lecock introduced Rodin to mandelong, a famous sculptor at that time.

He himself signed Rodin’s application for admission as a recommender.

But it didn’t work.

Rodin lost the election.

He still lost the election the next year.

In the third year, an old host simply wrote next to Rodin’s name: “I have no talent in this life.

It’s a waste to continue to apply for the exam.

” In this way, the future European sculptor was rejected by the Paris Academy of fine arts forever, which was a heavy blow to the young Rodin who was eager to become a sculptor.

While Rodin was grieving over his two failures, the news came that his sister had entered the monastery because of lovelorn.

This made Rodin very sad.

Two years later, my sister died in misery.

The heavy blow made Rodin unable to extricate himself.

He was disillusioned and became a monk in the Taoist school.

The kind and wise abbot emmal saw Rodin’s mind from his repressed expression.

When he saw that Rodin was really talented, he persuaded Rodin to continue his sculpture career and encouraged Rodin with the sentence “serve God with art”.

Rodin made a statue for Dean emmal with a comforted and grateful heart.

Rodin returned to lecock.

With his help and support, he began his struggling career of self-study while working.

Unable to afford a model, he invited Bibby, a beggar with a flat nose, to be his model.

The ugliness of the beggar made Rodin see the sadness and desolation shared by mankind on his worn face.

At the same time, he also thought of the sculpture master who worked hard and lonely all his life.

In Rodin’s eyes, the beauty and ugliness of life and art have different meanings.

When he created, he paid attention to the expression of light on the surface of the work, and integrated the ideological connotation to be displayed into the work, so as to make sculpture art a powerful language, and the content people feel in thought is far more than visual feeling.

This artistic thought was pursued by the master Michelangelo in his later years.

After more than 300 years, it was mature and displayed in Rodin’s “man with a flat nose” for the first time, and ran through his life, becoming the source of their soul and charm.

Rodin is not only a master of sculpture, but also a great teacher.

His students or assistants, even if they have only been in contact, are deeply influenced by Rodin in art.

But Rodin, as a teacher, never fetters his students in artistic views, so his students can stand out because of their unique style.

They learn from Rodin’s creative spirit, so there are many of them, and some will be as famous as teachers in the future.

Rodin’s life is a life of being attacked and ridiculed, but also understood and supported by people.

But he always correctly faced all this with a great personality.

On the road of sculpture, Rodin climbed all his life and finally climbed another peak after Michelangelo.

Rodin firmly believes that “art is emotion.

” All his works prove this concept and deeply reveal the rich emotions of mankind.

In this sense, Rodin is the most outstanding master of romantic sculpture.

However, his greatness lies in his profound thought: he prefers solemn and stirring themes and is good at exploring strength and beauty from fragility.

This makes his art have broad and profound character, which is both moving and enlightening, so that we can feel the mystery of life, the mystery of the universe and the magic of creation.

From this point of view, Rodin has surpassed romanticism, portal factions, times and regions, and has become a bright star in the river of history.

He sympathized with the working people at the bottom, loved his motherland and devoted his whole life to the persistent pursuit of art and all kinds of painful thinking in life.

He created a new era and created a new artistic technique.

The ideological and spiritual charm embodied in his works will always bring people deep beauty and inspire people to think constantly.

Rodin has a beautiful student and assistant Camille Claudel.

She entered Rodin’s studio at the age of 19 and became an important part of his life.

The love and trouble between them deeply tormented the artist and claudelle himself.

Claudelle was also an accomplished female sculptor.

When Rodin fell in love with her, he created.