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(François) Auguste (René)
[frahn-swa oh-gyst ruh-ney] /frɑ̃ˈswa oʊˈgüst rəˈneɪ/ (Show IPA), 1840–1917, French sculptor.
Contemporary Examples

Mapplethorpe is infamous for his raw depictions of sexuality, but Rodin was no prude.
Mapplethorpe’s Artistic Twin Sarah Moroz April 7, 2014

For years, Dr. James Chang has used the sculptural hands that Rodin created to teach undergraduate students surgical anatomy.
Art Goes High-Tech at These Four Innovative Exhibits Justin Jones May 28, 2014

There is only one week to go before the Christian Dior show scheduled for Friday, March 4, at Paris’ Rodin Museum.
John Galliano Suspended by Dior for Alleged Anti-Semitic Rant Tracy McNicoll February 24, 2011

Though Rodin may well have known his models, they remain nameless representations of “a” body.
Mapplethorpe’s Artistic Twin Sarah Moroz April 7, 2014

The same advice that Rodin gave to Rilke: il faut travailler—toujours travailler.
How I Write: John Banville on ‘Ancient Light,’ Nabokov, and Dublin Noah Charney October 2, 2012

Historical Examples

Once resolved to live, and to sustain a desperate struggle with the Rennepont family, Rodin acted in consequence.
The Wandering Jew, Complete Eugene Sue

Rodin, draughtsman, is as surprisingly original as the sculptor Rodin.
Rodin: The Man and his Art Judith Cladel

When about twenty-two or twenty-three Rodin entered the atelier of Carrier-Belleuse.
Rodin: The Man and his Art Judith Cladel

What Mallarm attempted with French poetry Rodin accomplished in clay.
Rodin: The Man and his Art Judith Cladel

The accusation of Rodin, with regard to the orphans, was a new and fearful blow for Dr. Baleinier.
The Wandering Jew, Complete Eugene Sue

Auguste (oɡyst). 1840–1917, French sculptor, noted for his portrayal of the human form. His works include The Kiss (1886), The Burghers of Calais (1896), and The Thinker (1905)


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