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Auguste Rodin

Strange Dining Companions at the Met Museum's Petrie Court Cafe

Kim Dramer | Posted 12.09.2015 | Arts
Kim Dramer

View image | If you have the chance to have lunch or grab a drink in the Petrie Court Cafe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, take no...

Castle in the Air

See.Place | Posted 12.01.2015 | Travel

By Rory Winston Expounding upon the true nature of art, the late impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir was quoted saying, "First it must be indescrib...

Final Days for John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective.

Rare 100-Year-Old Films Capture Monet, Degas And Renoir At Work

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts

Have you ever closed your eyes, clasped your hands and prayed to the almighty powers of art to transport you back in time to see your favorite creato...

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Francis Levy | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

"Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends," currently showing at the Met, is a virtual vade mecum of l9th European culture, as seen from the perspective of the great and often quirky transatlantic portraitist. There is Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth (1889) and a sketch of Yeats (1908).

Ambitious But Problematic Cultural Projects

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Having become one of the most important cultural centers, both national and international, Los Angeles imposes on us, Angelenos, certain pressures to keep up with the latest developments on its cultural front.

Farewell to Syfy's 'Warehouse 13' -- A Chat With Showrunner Jack Kenny

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.13.2014 | TV
Xaque Gruber

After five seasons, The Syfy Network's Warehouse 13, one of TV's most inventive science fiction series -- a smart, entertaining mix of drama, humor, the supernatural and time travel -- will air its final episode this Monday night, May 19. And I am thrilled to report it's going out on a high note.

Public Art: Here, There, Everywhere

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Driving through Downtown LA along Main Street, I saw a rather dramatic mural of a single, moody cartoon-like figure decorating the wall of a rather nondescript commercial building.

Happy Birthday, Rodin!

Posted 11.12.2013 | Arts

In honor of Auguste Rodin's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year. Auguste Rodin, the progenitor of modern sculpture ...

Art for the People - Public Art Around the World

MutualArt | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts

Public art is a democratic entity, open to everyone, not just art seekers going to visit museums and galleries. We've rounded up ten public art projects from around the world that are well worth a visit and accessible to all.


Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts

An art exhibition centered around the theme of love has the dangerous potential to be mushy, cheesy and highly predictable. Yet "All You Need Is Love,...

Want To Buy A Rodin?

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Three early casts from Auguste Rodin's masterpiece "The Gates of Hell" will be featured at a New York City auction. Sotheby's says "...

Henry Moore And Rodin Meet At Last

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts

PERRY GREEN, England — Henry Moore has company on his muddy home turf. At the late British artist's former home in the English countryside, swo...

Guess How Much This Tiny 'Thinker' Cost

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

He may be small, but he sure grabs a mighty hammer price. This miniature version of Auguste Rodin's infamous "Le Penseur" (The Thinker) sold for a hef...

Leonid Lerman at McKee Gallery

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

What is most notable about the art of Lerman is the way in which he incorporates an element of humanity into the texture and surfaces of the glazed terracotta he employs.

Happy Birthday, Auguste Rodin!

Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts

If you're entering your daily Internet queries you may have noticed today's particularly pensive Google doodle. The serious naked thinker that has rep...

The 10 Best Kisses In Art

Posted 07.06.2012 | Arts

Pucker up, readers, it's National Kissing Day! The holiday actually originated in the UK to bring back the simple pleasure of kissing for kissing's sa...

Rodin Bust Recovered After 13 Years

Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts

After a Picasso painting was vandalized and a Dali painting was suddenly stolen, there's finally been good news in the world of art this week. A stole...

Rodin's Drawings

David Galenson | Posted 04.01.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

As far back as he could remember, Auguste Rodin loved to draw. When it came time for him to prepare for a career, his parents sent him to a school of commercial art. There, he recalled, "I thought I had gone to heaven."

Regarding Rodin, A Grotesque Love Affair

Posted 01.31.2012 | Arts

Auguste Rodin was considered a master of modern sculpture, although he had no personal goal to rebel against the past. Perhaps that is why Rachel Knee...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Artists' Muses and Mistresses

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

The old saying tells us that "Behind every great man there is a great woman," but oftentimes artists keep their beauties right where they can see them...

We Bet You Don't Know These 10 Odd Facts About Famous Artists

Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts

You might think that since the artists included in the slideshow below are famous, you know everything about them (and perhaps some of you do). But we...

Rodin Sculpture Stolen From Israel Museum

AP | By ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

JERUSALEM -- A statue by French sculptor Auguste Rodin was stolen from the Israel Museum during the facility's recently completed renovation, the muse...