"A home town connection" Musée Rodin Tip by rexvaughan

Musée Rodin, Paris: 139 reviews and 302 photos

  The Shade
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  • The Shade - Paris
      The Shade
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  • Figures of Pierre de Wissant, one of the Burghers - Paris
      Figures of Pierre de Wissant, one of the Burghers
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  • The Gates of Hell which Rodin worked on for years. - Paris
      The Gates of Hell which Rodin worked on for years.
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  • The Burghers of Calais - Paris
      The Burghers of Calais
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At Orly in 1962 a plane crashed with 162 of Atlanta's leaders in the arts, business, finance and community affairs. A memorial stands today in front of Atlanta's High Museum of Art. The statue is another copy of the one shown in the photo above. It is called "The Shade," and was a gift from the city of Paris to the city of Atlanta to memorialize their loss. It was very moving for me to encounter this one in Paris.

This museum contains most of Rodin's major works and their are quite a few. One room also has some of the work of one of his students, Camille Claudel, said also to have been his lover.
The bronze casting process is pretty complicated but it enabled him to cast more than one copy. Besides my personal example above, we saw the "Burghers of Calais" both here and in Calais. Many of the biggest and best known of his works, Burghers, the Thinker and the Gates of Hell are in the attractive garden surrounding the museum.

Address: 77 rue de Varenne
Directions: Metro: Line 13 : Varennes
Phone: 01 44 18 61 10
Website: http://www.musee-rodin.fr/en

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2013
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    Sep 11, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    Yes, he did have several castings made of some of his statues. I used to work at the law library at Columbia University in New York City, and there was a casting of The Thinker right in front of the building.

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