Rodin: the laboratory of creation


The beautiful Rodin museum of Paris presents The Laboratory of Creation until the end of September, an exhibition that gives us a glimpse into the sculptor’s studio. The exhibition features a unique selection of 150 plaster and terracotta works, many of which have never been shown before.

Visitors are drawn into the heart of the creative process, into Rodin’s formal creative thinking ─ the paths he followed, the hesitations he experienced and the flashes of brilliance that lit his  oeuvre.

The Gates of Hell, the Burghers of Calais or to Victor Hugo, Balzac, James McNeill Whistler… Rodin’s most famous and accomplished works gradually emerge from his mind and hands. They represent the culmination of prodigious efforts and numerous preparatory works: studies and sketches in vigorously kneaded clay, maquettes and plaster models that were used to make series of casts reworked until the final version was obtained.