afternoon with Rodin

by Kasia on December 14, 2012

Every first Sunday of the month, Paris art aficionados receive a gift from the city. Many museums and cultural institutions in and around Paris are open, free of charge. Though I believe art should be free and museums should admit their patrons by donation only. On such a recent Sunday, the sun was shining over bright blue skies, and there was no way not to enjoy it, in the company of art. We chose one of my favorites, the ‘progenitor of modern sculpture’, Auguste Rodin.

Musée Rodin reveals one of the most spectacular gardens in Paris, home of The Thinker.

Sculptures amidst trees, strewn in the late afternoon sunshine.

The Gates of Hell, one of Rodin’s most notable sculptures.

I sat by the lake and thought of the life Rodin must have led, and what inspired him to create.

Perhaps withing this regal structure I will find the answers.

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Little Pieces of Light December 15, 2012 at 2:00 am

That is so stunning!! I love that you shot it during the winter. The bare trees make it look even more romantic.

Bises
Milsters

(http://www.littlepiecesoflight.com/)

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Kasia December 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I think it actually is more romantic in the winter! As long as the sky is blue ;)

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Paris in Four Months December 15, 2012 at 10:33 am

This really is one of my favourite places in all of Paris. It’s so calm and serene and I just love it. It’s looks beautiful in the winter as well, I’ve only been during the summer, but you make me want to visit right away.

Best,
Carin (www.parisinfourmonths.com)

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Kasia December 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm

There was something magical about the light and shadows in the trees… plus the cold air. Very romantic in the winter!

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bellandainparis December 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Always a pleasure to read your experiences in Paris, dear Kasia. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, as well as the beautiful view so we could enjoy it with you.

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Kasia December 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Always a pleasure to share them with you, my dear! Let’s soon go back to visit Rodin together!

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Susan December 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Do you know I still have not been there?! Dying.

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Kasia December 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Oh, you must! You will fall in love with Rodin.

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Kasia January 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm

You must! In fact, let’s go together next time you’re in Paris :)

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Jane @ From Berkshire to Buckingham January 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I found your blog through a woman who follows The Silver Bunny. I am loving all these blogs about Paris. Rodin is one of my favorites as well, but when I was there last, many of his sculptures weren’t there! I didn’t even see The Kiss. :( It was a disappointment, but I will just have to go back!

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Kasia January 7, 2013 at 3:05 am

I highly recommend you visit the Rodin Museum again, it’s truly a magical experience, regardless of the season. I don’t believe the sculptures will be leaving the premises anytime soon!

Happy you enjoy my blog!

Best to you,
Kasia

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