Rose Beuret Bust In Straw Hat Portrait by Rodin Statue. In 1864, Auguste Rodin met a seamstress named Rose Beuret. She became his lifetime companion and modeled for many of his works. The intricacies of the carving and details in her hat are beautiful!
ABOUT RODIN AND ROSE'S RELATIONSHIP: Rose Beuret went as a country girl to Paris to start work as a seamstress in one of the many workshops that abounded in town. This is where she met Rodin and, in his own words, clasped him like an animal. Two years later she gave birth to a son, whom Rodin never acknowledged. She remained his partner for over 50 years and only married him in 1917, a few days before she died. Rose regularly modeled for Rodin as is shown in this subtle portrait which becomes even more fascinating when you keep in mind the later role she played in Rodin's life. AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917) In between Romanticism and Impressionism this self-willed Frenchman created some of the most famous pieces known in the art of sculpting. He was very talented at conveying feeling in his compositions by emphasizing gesture. Also, his rough surface texture with deep hollows added strong shadows and naturalism to the human form. Rodin's goal, as he put it, was to render inner feelings through muscular movement. He achieved this aim by joining his profound knowledge of anatomy and movement with special attention to the body's surfaces, saying, the sculptor must learn to reproduce the surface, which means all that vibrates on the surface, soul, love, passion, life...Sculpture is thus the art of hollows and mounds, not of smoothness, or even polished planes.
The reproduction is colored after the original terra-cotta clay Rodin used for his original. is a perfect height for a desktop or bookshelf.