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Bust of Saint John the Baptist | Buste de saint Jean Baptiste (1879) par Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) | Buste en bronze, fonte au sable Adolphe Gruet en 1880 | Musée Rodin, Paris | Photo Hervé Leyrit.
Honoré de Balzac Artist:Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon) Date:probably 1891 Culture:French Medium:Terracotta In 1891 the Société des Gens de Lettres commissioned Rodin to create a monument to Balzac, who had died in 1850, for the Palais-Royal in Paris. Rodin made numerous preparatory studies. As the head evolved from a lifelike portrait to the huge, craggy, masklike face of the final version, Rodin made several trips to Tours, where Balzac had lived
Sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Colorization from a B&W photo taken in a documentary movie. It makes him closer to us and not just a memory!