The great master of the human form.
Auguste Rodin was the great master of the human form, in clay, bronze and marble. He hymned Woman, summoning all the passions, joys and vices of life.
The poet Rilke wrote that "the sweetness of sin arose from the roots of pain" in Rodin's figures. They captivate us still, their brilliance undimmed by the passage of time.
About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography with approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions "