I try not to focus on regrets and things I cannot change but as I looked at the Google search engine tag today I couldn’t help but think about one regret I have. I worked for a few years, transiently, in Philadelphia and I never made it to the Rodin Museum there. I walked by it on several occasions but it was always closed by the time I got off work.
I did however make a point to go to the exhibit of his work in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2000. I live in North Carolina so scheduling time for the two-hour drive, at that time, on a Saturday for the exhibit was easier. While I still wish I had visited the Philadelphia Museum I am thankful that my sister and I made the trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art’s show of his work.
As a visual artist whose media include oils, acrylics, pastels, and graphite and colored pencils my work that is representational strives to create three dimensions on canvas and paper. I am always intrigued by sculptors who actually create these three-dimensional works of art. From the drawings, to the model statues, to the actual bigger-than-life sculptures I was mesmerized the entire day.
So I wanted to spend just a few minutes with my thoughts, pardon the pun, about one of the best sculptors whose work I’ve had the privilege to view in person. Take a little time to contemplate and read about Auguste Rodin today.
Note: Originally published on November 12, 2012