INVOCATION by Bob Kessel
after Auguste Rodin

Bob Kessel’s picture “INVOCATION” is based on the works of Auguste Rodin. These pictures and many others, can be purchased as signed and numbered limited edition original fine art prints. Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.


INVOCATION by Auguste Rodin

Rodin was a naturalist, less concerned with monumental expression than with character and emotion. Departing with centuries of tradition, he turned away from the idealism of the Greeks, and the decorative beauty of the Baroque and neo-Baroque movements. His sculpture emphasized the individual and the concreteness of flesh, and suggested emotion through detailed, textured surfaces, and the interplay of light and shadow. To a greater degree than his contemporaries, Rodin believed that an individual’s character was revealed by his physical features.

Rodin’s talent for surface modeling allowed him to let every part of the body speak for the whole. Rodin illuminated his aesthetic:

“What makes my Thinker think is that he thinks not only with his brain, with his knitted brow, his distended nostrils and compressed lips, but with every muscle of his arms, back, and legs, with his clenched fist and gripping toes.”
-Auguste Rodin


THE THINKER by Bob Kessel
after Auguste Rodin

the_thinker by Rodin

THE THINKER by Auguste Rodin

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