The Paris Series: I. Rodin Museum

Paris- one of the most popular destinations in the World. The capital city of the mighty France, where you can’t possibly be bored. Even if you’re staying for a couple of days, you can’t miss the continuous flow and movement the city is so famous for. So much to see, do & experience, Paris is that kind of a city which deserves more than just a long weekend. If I remember correctly, we were here for somewhat 2-3 days, but still managed to see so much, that I couldn’t possibly shorten my memories into 2-3 quick-posts, so I decided to do a Paris series instead. Prepare yourselves, I’ll be talking about Paris and Paris only for the next couple of weeks! 😀 I wanted to start with the museums we visited, choosing Auguste Rodin’s impressive collection for my first post.

The Three Shades (A. Rodin)

The Three Shades (A. Rodin)

Auguste Rodin was one of the most controversial sculptors of the 19th century. “Rodin’s most original work departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory, modeled the human body with realism, and celebrated individual character and physicality.”

The Kiss (A. Rodin)

The Kiss (A. Rodin)

Male figure, A. Rodin

Male figure, A. Rodin

Eternal Spring (A. Rodin)

Eternal Spring (A. Rodin)

He had an amazing eye for detail, as well as exceptional talent for bringing out the most realistic forms of his sculptures. He became world-famous by 1900, making him one of the most in-demand sculptors of his time. Not only did he make impressively realistic sculptures, but he also managed to express human emotions with them as well. One of his most well-known masterpieces has to be “The Thinker”:

with the Thinker

with the Thinker

But that’s not all. The museum is not only worth visiting because of Rodin’s impressive collection, but also because of the beautiful garden that belongs to the property. With its picturesque hedges, pretty little lakes and green surroundings that mix perfectly with Rodin’s black sculptures, a walk in the garden is a must if you’re around!

Rodin museum gardens

Rodin museum gardens

Rodin museum gardens

Rodin museum gardens

Rodin museum gardens

Rodin museum gardens

Rodin museum gardens

Rodin museum gardens

The museum can be visited all year-round, and there is no entrance fee for every first Sunday of every month. For more info, check the site. If you’re in Paris, I really recommend this lovely little museum, just to take a walk and take your mind off things.

Rodin Museum, Paris

Rodin Museum, Paris

P.S.: Happy women’s day, lovely readers! 🙂

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