"All my life I have drawn...in fact I started my life drawing" - Auguste Rodin (1840-1917).
The drawings of Rodin, Capturing the Model can be seen at the Musée Rodin until 1 April, 2012. The permanent collection is closed whilst The undergoes renovation. His sculptures though can still be seen in the gardens of the museum and in some other interesting places.
In fact, since I saw the poster for this exhibit in the underground, I am seeing his work and copies of his work in the most unlikely places.
The exhibiton goes from his earlier black drawings 'dessins noirs', inspired by Dante's Inferno to graphite sketches, his use of assemblage as a precursor to his sculptures, and the use of stumping and colour in the latter part of his life.
The man who is probably better known as a sculptor was a prolific sketch artist. Of the 10,000 drawings and sketches in existence, Musée Rodin houses 7,000.