The Burghers of Calais by August Rodin - Taken by Adrian Pingstone in November 2004 and released to the public domain. Source: Wikimedia
"If I have expressed certain feelings in my works, it is utterly useless for me to try to put them into words, for I am not a poet, but a sculptor, and they ought to be easily read in my statues; if not, I might as well not have experienced the feelings."
Auguste Rodin (in “Art” translated from the French into English by Paul Gsell – Boston Small, Maynard & Company Publisher –November 1919)
More quotations from Rodin
- On being true – Rodin’s Artistic Testament
- On beauty – Rodin’s artistic Testament
- Art is not always about beauty