François-Auguste-René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917), known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic recognition, although he was never accepted into Paris’s foremost school of art.
My favourite sculptural piece of work by Auguste Rodin is ‘The Kiss’. The way it has been sculpted portrays real meaning and makes the people seem real because of the realness of the emotion. It is slightly provocative for its time and nature but it is a really beautiful piece of sculpting.