Auguste Rodin, 1840 – 1917
Auguste Rodin anticipated much of what has defined art until this day: he was the first to introduce a rough, distorted, collage-like quality to sculpting. As the founder of modern sculpture and plaster casting he already gained fame during his lifetime. Among his muses were artist Camille Claudel and dancer Madame Hanako; at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900 he was honoured with his own pavilion.
Auguste Rodin’s sculpture »The Kiss« inspired the design of our annual medal for 2017. The ensemble presents a scene from Dante Alighieri’s »Divine Comedy« showing Francesca da Rimini embracing Paolo Malatesta, her husband’s brother.
Auguste Rodin Annual Medal 2017, Ø 40 mm, jewellery casting