The two-storey house where Rodin lived displays his works from the beginning of his career to his last period. You are going to admire his masterpieces like the Thinker, probably the most famous french statue around the world, but also the Gates of Hell which was a source of inspiration and variations during his lifetime. The Burghers of Calais, and the monuments to famous French writers such as Balzac and Victor Hugo are dispersed throughout the lovely, quiet garden.
Appart from Rodin’s sculptures, the museum shows a few works of art accomplished by his student and then lover, Camille Claudel. She was one of the three women of his life, but the one with whom he spent more than fifty years and remained unknown. She was just a young simple sewing girl, called Rose Beuret, when they met, but she inspired him quite a few works. Among the incredible number of female statues Rodin did, the most remarkable in my opinion, is the Danaïd.
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My favorite museums
The Louvre is for sure the most famous museum in Paris but there are some less visited places also worthwhile. I recommand you to visit Jacquemart-Andre museum which offers at the same time some fantastic Renaissance art pieces, furniture and decor dating back to the 18th century. This is one of the most marvellous mansions of Paris, where many receptions were made in the 19th century. Let me explain you the extraordinary life of Nelie Jacquemart who was one of the few female painters of the period. Rodin museum is also one of my favourite museum for its setting, its peaceful garden and the fantastic works done by one of the major sculptor of France. Camille Claudel, Rodin’s student and lover was an excellent artist too. Get a specific tour related with these exceptional women in both museums. And last but not least, the Musee d’Orsay where women are so often represented.