Auguste Rodin is one of the world’s best-known sculptors, his radical approach to both subject and technique earning him the title ‘the father of modern sculpture’. William Burrell collected sculptures by Auguste Rodin over four decades, from small, decorative pieces, to dramatic life-size artworks. Today the Burrell Collection holds the second largest grouping of sculptures by Rodin in the United Kingdom. For the first time, this book reproduces in full all 14 Rodin sculptures in the Burrell Collection. Among these are early, formative works such as The Age of Bronze, famous sculptures including The Thinker and previously little-known artworks, one of which, The Wave, is a unique cast. New photography shows the sculptures from many viewpoints and reveals fascinating details close up.
Illuminating descriptions of the works, an accessible explanation of techniques, and an overview of the artist’s career allow for a deeper appreciation of Rodin’s fascinating journey to becoming one of history’s greatest sculptors.
- Author: Pippa Stevenson-Sit
- Publisher: Glasgow Museums Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-908638-36-6