Mike Zimmermann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
from Austin, TX
added on Thursday, September 15, 2005 4:04 PM:
This is a great website. I have been looking and looking for information on Head of Lust and was at least able to find a mention of it here. For some reason, it is one of those bronzes for which it is very difficult to find any information. I also have been looking for visual examples of foundry marks that were used but I guess this becomes a real issue because of forgers. thanks, Mike Z
from España (Spain)
added on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 2:25 PM:
I agree with Alessandro De Santis: a web like this but about Michelangelo would be fabulous! Anyway, I like this web, very complete. Congratulations. I invite yours to visit my web: www.seirim.net I'm trying to be an good scupltor. I hope you enjoy!
added on Sunday, July 10, 2005 7:51 AM:
It was very enjoyable experience to visit your site. Keep up the good work!
MAX (email@example.com) from
added on Friday, July 8, 2005 5:04 PM:
Your site looks great!!!!!!!!!!
Gie³da samochodowa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
added on Sunday, June 26, 2005 11:41 AM:
This is really nice page!
John () from
added on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 5:50 AM:
Very nice site. Will sure visit again.
Alessandro De Santis (email@example.com)
added on Sunday, May 8, 2005 11:00 AM:
I love sculpture, expecially Michelangelo (honestly as first) and than Rodin . I spent so much time at Rodin- museum in Paris that I had no time to see the Eiffel tower . And I am sorry that does'nt exist any web page for Michelangelo similar to your great site . People interested in art and usual to spend their holiday in campingsite may be interested to visit my site.
Benjamin Hancock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
added on Sunday, May 1, 2005 8:22 AM:
i think this page is a great help for projects & stuff like that on Auguste rodin
added on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 10:07 PM:
gostaria de uma pesquisa sobre Rodin, e sua história obs: pesquisa feita em portugues, e enviada para o endereço virtual a cima
added on Saturday, April 2, 2005 4:08 PM:
I love this site, it helped me a lot while preparing a paper for University!
Tony (email@example.com) from San Giovanni Rotondo
added on Thursday, March 31, 2005 10:43 PM:
added on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 3:36 AM:
Your site is very nice, compliment!
added on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 5:45 PM:
Hi! I would like to do just a little comment... why you don't have the Works ready?? This his the only web that was supposed to help me doing an essay about Rodin's works and it didn't! Actually the web is OK but you should have the Works ready by now... I hope the next time I visit the web the Works will be ready... Sorry if I seem angry or rude but I have to finish the essay and I don't have enough information! And sorry if my English is not correct but I'm from Spain!
added on Monday, January 31, 2005 7:29 PM:
Love the website, well done!
trinity (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Texas
added on Friday, July 30, 2004 3:54 PM:
added on Thursday, July 15, 2004 12:57 AM:
Its a great site. Keep on good works!
added on Wednesday, April 29, 2004 5:57 AM:
It is with great interest that I visited the RODIN-WEB website : Congratulations for your great work!
It might be extremely useful to add a special section on "Ongoing research" with Master's and/or Ph.D. on Rodin. I defended my Ph.D. dissertation on "The collectors of Rodin's sculptures during his lifetime" at the university of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2002.
In the Books section, you might want to add "Rodin :
The Zola of Sculpture", edited by Professor Claudine Mitchell and
published by Ashgate Publishing Company, 2004.
Dr. Anna Tahinci
Designer (email@example.com) from USA
added on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 6:12 PM:
Impressionism is my favourite trend both in painting and sculpture. I like Rodin very much, and I really enjoyed your site. You found a lot of information about him, I discovered many things I didn't know before. Great job!
Ryan P. (DENNASSOC@aol.com)
added on Thursday, March 4, 2004 7:53 PM:
Dear Mr. de Roos,
I'm a seventh grade student in America. I am working on an
art report on Rodin.
Allan Sanford (Greysteel2@aol.com)
from New York USA
added on Monday, March 1, 2004 6:21 PM:
I have not been able to determine what argument exists between MacLaren and Gruppo Mondiale concerning the Rodin plasters. Can you explain? Many thanks. Regards, Allan Sanford.
Please see our new update on the MacLaren donation!
vvg (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Velika Gorica
added on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 5:31 PM:
I have enjoyed Rodin-Web.org very much.
Tamara (email@example.com) from Zagreb
added on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 5:29 PM:
A fantastic job.
Andri (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Croatia
added on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 5:27 PM:
Very nice site with lots of information.
added on Friday, February 6, 2004 5:55 PM:
Fantastic and well laid out site, very informative, thanks very much for all your hard work.
added on Thursday, February 5, 2004 2:40 PM:
Nice site. But guess you should change the design.
Maria Teresa Bresciani (email@example.com)
added on Thursday, January 10, 2004 8:00 PM:
AS I AM VERY FOUND OF RODIN´S WORK, I WILL REALLY APPRECIATE IF YOU CAN INFORM ME REFERENT HIS DRAWINGS SPECIALLY THE ONES THAT ARE SIGNED WHITH THE MR 2652 AND MR 2861. WHERE THEY SCULPTURED THEN , ARE THEY IN SOME MUSEUM ? I THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION, HOPING TO HEAR FROM YOU
Dear Maria Teresa, unfortunately, I do not know any details about these drawings. I recommend you contact Ms Claudie Judrin at the Musée Rodin in Paris, she is the specialist for all Rodin drawings.
Luis Colombo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
added on Thursday, January 8, 2004 3:55 PM:
Dear Mahler Lover's:
I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina and I love the Mahler music. I have to ask one question: Where is the Rodin sculpture of Mahler ? And where is the owner of this sculture and how many sculptures are [there] or Rodin [did] make only one ? Please, give an answer.
Dear Luis, To find an overview of these Mahler sculptures, just use the SEARCH function of the Rodin-Web.
Yelena Tsalyuk (email@example.com)
added on Sunday, January 4, 2004 7:56 AM:
My name is Elaine and I got your e-mail addresses from http://www.notsorry.com/rodin.html. I am also a fan of Rodin work and I am searching for a poster size print of "The Eternal Idol". I have seen lots of "The Kiss" and "The Thinker" and i can't find this one anywhere. I have looed through the Philadelphia and Paris museums on-line gift shops as well. Do you have any suggestions?
There exists a beautiful aquatinta print
in a limited edition issued by Klett Cotta publishers in
Bartosz Korabiewski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
added on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 11:37 AM:
My name is Bartosz Korabiewski. I live in Wroclaw
(Poland), and I'm looking for Family connnections. In genealogy of my family
I was found name Rodin (Andrej Rodin) in XIX c. Hi was adopted reach russian
merchand Andrej Makar and use his name Makar . In beginning XX c Hi get
married with Alexandra Nadiezdzienska. It was in Russia. I dont know - it's
the same name (with August Rodin) or not. I dont have earlier information
about parents, grandparents, aunt and uncle.
With best regards, specialy in New Year
Dear Bartosz, Auguste Rodin had only one sister who died without having children. Auguste Rodin had only one son who had no children. I do not know about a connection of your family with Auguste Rodin. Best regards, Hans de Roos
Ingrid de Graaf (I.de.Graaf@Polynorm.nl)
from The Netherlands
added on Thursday, December 18, 2003 10:04 AM:
Dear Mr. de Roos,
First I will introduce myself. My name is Ingrid de Graaf from the Netherlands. We are looking for a picture, poster or something else of the famous sculpture of The Thinker from Rodin. It's a gift for someone who adore's the sculpture of The Thinker. Can you please help us? You can contact me any time. Thank you in advance.
Hallo Ingrid, ik heb hier fotos van verschillende Denkers van Rodin, o.a. ook eigen opnamen van gips-versies, die ik met mijn team in verschillende musea gemaakt heb. Aan wat voor formaat had je gedacht? Welke kwaliteit? Wanneer heb je de foto nodig? Beste groeten, Hans de Roos
Ruth Anderson (email@example.com)
added on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 7:03 PM:
I am trying to track the progress of the proposed deal between the MacLaren Art Gallery in Barrie and Gruppo Mondiale Est. The deal would see the MacLaren take possession of 510 Rodin pieces. The MacLaren says it has title documents for the art, but not possession of the art. Gruppo Mondiale has told us through its Canadian lawyer that it has not yet been paid for the art. Can you shed any further light on this complicated deal?
With thanks, Ruth Anderson (Producer)
Please see our new update on the MacLaren donation!
Aguinaldo Silva (firstname.lastname@example.org)
added on Sunday, December 7, 2003 4:25 PM:
My dear friend
I saw in an auction a Rodin bronze bust of Pasteur ( 20 cm ) - the problem is that I´ve never heard anything about this work. Did Rodin make this work ?
Yours sincerely, Aguinaldo Silva
Sorry, I never heard of a bust of Pasteur by Rodin. Best regards, Hans de Roos
added on Friday, October 31, 2003 5:55 PM:
Hello Mr. de Roos,
I only whish to thank you for taking the effort of making this Website. I have been looking for the Cathedral in marble for a long time, I could not find it here, but I did find a lot of information and inspiration.
Best regards, Monica
Thanks for your fine comment in my guestbook. Maybe this is this what you have been looking for: http://alfa.ist.utl.pt/~vguerra/Other/Rodin/cathedral.jpg
added on Thursday, October 16, 2003 2:29 PM:
Dear Mr. de Roos,
We (Aschehoug Publishing House) are going to publish the
Dear Nina, I have scanned these photos from the book by Albert Elsen, Rodin in His Atelier, and published them on my Website for educational purposes, as allowed by Fair Use policy. Some of the photos on my website are in the public domain. When the author or photographer has been dead for 70 years or longer, the copyright has expired. Please check this for the photos you would like to publish. The original photos may be with the Musée Rodin, you should contact Ms Hélène Pinet then, Curator of the Photo Collection of the Musée Rodin. Best regards, Hans de Roos
Robert Bowman () from London, UK
added on Friday, September 19, 2003 0:13 PM:
Dear Mr de Roos,
added on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 10:57 AM:
I work as a researcher for Fulmar TV based in the UK. We are currently producing a series of arts documentaries for BBC2 called The Private Life of a Masterpiece. Each 50 minute programme focuses on one major work of art and charts its life story. Some of the subjects so far have been Rembrandt´s Night Watch, Botticelli's Primavera, and Renoir's Dancing at the Moulin de la Galette. I am doing some work on the programme that will focus on Rodin's The Kiss.
As I am sure you know, there are a number of versions of The Kiss around the world, one of which is in Philadelphia. It used to be on display at the Museum there but from the 1960's on it was taken and put into storage because it was not considered to have the status of the other versions, though it was from the same cast as the other versions. We hope to tell the story of this version in the programme, and wondered if there was a true Rodin fan who perhaps feels sad that this sculpture has been somewhat neglected - that it should be restored and returned to the museum. I would be very interested in talking to any individual or for instance an Appreciation Society or group that feels strongly about the treatment the Philadelphia Kiss has received. Any help or advice that you could offer me would be most gratefully received.
With kind regards
added on Friday, August 15, 2003 7:56 AM:
I am doing an Estate Sale for a professor from
Philadelphia who moved to Georgia. In her entrance is a pair of hands that
are entwined about 36" tall and look very real. They are signed a.
rodin. Can you tell me anything about these - I need to put a sale value on
Esther Luna () from Dallas, Texas
added on Monday, August 4, 2003 8:12 PM:
Hello, I have enjoyed Rodin-Web.org very much. I was
particularly attracted by the materials concerning copyright for educational
websites. I would like to use an image from Rodin-Web.org for an educational
site we are constructing on modern sculpture.
Thank you. Sincerely,
Esther Luna, Nasher Sculpture Center
added on Friday, July 25, 2003 7:13 PM:
In 1960 or 61 on the Price Is Right, hosted by Bill Cullen, there was displayed a small statue of the Thinker (less than 8" tall). Stamped on the back was the caption, LE PENSEUR PAR RODIN. There had been only 5 or 6 statures made (as authenticated by a Park Bernett (?) expert who stated that this would not be duplicated for 100 years). I understand that the small statues were plated in an alloy of three different metals, sealed on the bottom, and stamped on the back with the caption above. On the TV show it was valued at $20,000. Also displayed on the show was a print or lithograph of the caption stamped on the back.
I have a neighbor who is the source of this information and wants to know where he can acquire a copy of the print. The Internet has not proved fruitful (except for your site) but he is hopeful that you can help him. Is there a Rodin mailing list that he might address? Or a likely gallery source?
Thanks for your attention,
added on Friday, July 7, 2003 4:27 PM:
Guten Tag, ich glaube zwar, dass sie nicht der korrekte Ansprechpartner sind, dennoch versuche ich jetzt mein Glück bei Ihnen. Ich habe Ihnen im Anhang einige Bilder von einem Ölgemälde, welches bei mir zu Hause an der Wand hängt im Anhang reingetan. Beschäftigen tue ich mich hiermit jetzt seit ca. 5 Jahren und bin zu noch keinem eindeutigem Ergebnis gekommen. Manche meinen Original, manche Kopie. Gucken sie es sich doch mal an, evtl. können sie mir ja noch einen heißen Tip geben, wer mir weiterhelfen könnten. Das Musée Rodin wusste allerdings auch nicht zu helfen.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Almerindo () University of California,
added on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 0:34 AM:
Dear Rodin-Web Contact Person,
I wanted to share the attached drawing with the members of the Rodin-Web and get their thoughts on its authenticity. Unfortunately, Yahoo! was unable to deliver my message because it was too large. I am afraid to compress it because it might become too blurry. What can I do?
PS. I think your website is awesome!
added on Thursday, May 8, 2003 0:12 AM:
I am interested in information regarding why Rodin sculptured the "Thinker" and what was the Thinker thinking, according to Rodin.
Thank you for your information
added on Friday, April 18, 2003 7:20 PM:
My roommate used to have a print of a sketch I've been looking for, (for about two years now) can anyone help? The drawing is a profile outline of a dancer (female) with her leg pulled back and up above her head. Any ideas? Thanks!
added on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 4:03 PM:
can i be in the club?????????????? e-mail me back love sarah*****
Karen Duewer (email@example.com)
added on Thursday, February 20, 2003 4:36 PM:
Loved this site! The best Rodin site I've ever found.
Linda Boles (firstname.lastname@example.org)
from Okeechobee, Fl
added on Friday, February 7, 2003 1:56 PM:
I was looking on Internet for a site to c**** on the originality of a sketch we bought in Mexico in 1995. It was at a shop that we often visited and one day when we went in they had about 20 sketches that they said were by Rodin. We weren't sure of the originality so we only bought one but once we got back to the states though we might have looked at them closer. We went back the next week and they were all gone.......someone took them on commission and they ended up buying them all, so now I am really wondering about the originality. They were all B&W sketches of women (Rodin's favorite model) in different erotic poses. The one we have is four poses of a woman in pencil with writing in Spanish on the left side and at the bottom is a 2298 with a MR stamp with a circle around it. Any info on this piece would be greatly appreciated.
Jerry Ross (email@example.com)
added on Thurdday, January 30, 2003 5:04 AM:
My name is Jerry Ross. Can you tell me if Rodin ever sculpted Isadora Duncan and where I might view samples on line?
Thank you. J
Jim Tucker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
added on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 4:18 AM:
I am sorry I am unable to communicate in German. I hope you understand English. I have been searching the web and came across your splendid site. I am an author in the United States (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) and am working on a novel and wish to make use of Rodin's Fugitive Love. My question involves forgery. I have a character in my story who owns a fake copy of the Rodin and I need to expose him as a fraud. Might there be a relatively simple way to accomplish this? I would like to avoid complicated testing of the patina in a laboratory. Are fakes (by a man named Heim for example) characterized by something that an amateur could spot if coached by someone knowledgeable? Do museums routinely 'fingerprint' their works (scratch marks, cracks or chips) in order to make it difficult for someone to claim to have purchased or stolen that item? If so what is this process called? I thank you in advance for any help you can offer. If you have any clever insider tricks I could make use of I would appreciate it. If someone else might better help me would you kindly forward this e-mail. Finally, if this is a terrible imposition and nuisance please accept my apologies.
Thanks, Jim Tucker
Connie Davis () from Kansas City, MO.
added on Saturday, December 21, 2002 12:47 AM:
added on Saturday, December 21, 2002 12:46 AM:
Great site. Thanks http://www.kc-mall.net
Petra Scheer (ScheerPetra@aol.com)
added on Sunday, December 1, 2002 8:49 PM:
Sehr geehrter Herr de Roos
ich bin auf der Suche nach einer ganz bestimmten Hand von Rodin. Ich habe sie im Museum Orsay Paris aus Harz gesehen, hätte sie aber gerne in Bronze. Es ist eine Studie einer Linken Hand mit drei ausgestreckten und zwei angewinkelten Fingern. Ich hoffe, Sie als Experte können mir ohne große Mühe sagen um welche Studie es sich handelt.
Vielen Dank im Voraus
Kate Lees (email@example.com)
added on Monday, November 18, 2002 4:51 PM:
My name is Kate Lees and I am a HND Media Production
If anyone has some useful information on Rodin for a novie
added on Thursday, October 24, 2002 7:07 AM:
i like rodin and i want have book themselves
Jeffrey B. Berlin (JBB106@aol.com)
added on Wednesday, September 18, 2002 6:13 AM:
Congratulations on the excellent Rodin web.
added on Saturday, August 31, 2002 1:28 AM:
I like you!! You have a lot of good paintings!
added on August 28, 2002 7:06 PM:
Hallo, hier ist die Schokoladenmanufaktur Musil in
Mary Balbi (CELTIC427474881@aol.com
added on Saturday, August 1, 2002 1:28 AM:
I am writing a dissertation on the treatment of the erotic matter by Rodin and Klimt, and I would like to hear your opinion on this matter. I think Rodin and Klimt shared the same 'passion' for women and greatly expressed her flesh through different media and modes. However they had been accused for being pornographic because of the assertive explicitness of some of their works. Thus did they twist the image of the woman to a perversion? Are Rodin's moulded nudes a display of excess sex that fells off into the pornographic? Do Klimt's painted lesbians go over the boundaries of art? Do their nudes instigate to action or simply to observe their mastery?
At the moment I am seeking for answers and reading many books about them. Yet I have not found anything about 'the meeting' (when Rodin visited the Beethoven exhibition in June of 1902 and complimented Klimt on his work), so do you where I can find any information regarding this meeting? Did Rodin influence Klimt's art?
Mari C. Balbi
Michael Heberlein (by direct email) from USA
added on July 30, 2002 2:21 PM:
I am appraising a bronze "Hand of God" sculpture for a customer. It is approximately 6 inches high and is inscribed outside and in with the name Rodin. Could you tell me its value? Thank you for your reply. Nice web site!
Doctor Long Donkey (by direct email) from USA
added on July 27, 2002 7:42 PM:
I am looking for the title of a Rodin sculpture. It is of
a man clutching his head in agony.
added on Wednesday, June 5, 2002 3:30 PM:
I appreciate your link to my Van Gogh Gallery. I spent some time this morning exploring your Rodin website and I was very impressed. You've done a first-rate job on your site and I'm more than happy to link to you. Excellent work! The site looks terrific and I'm very impressed by the nice navigation features you use (...).
It must be a bit daunting to have a passion for an artist whose complete works encompass more than 18,000 pieces. Van Gogh's complete works amount to "only" 2,200 pieces and that's enough to keep me busy for a lifetime.(...) In any event, I do send along all my best wishes. You've done a great service to art aficionados. Your site is, in a word, superb.
added on Monday, June 3, 2002 5:22 AM:
I am very impressed with your Rodin resource, Hans. I will be proud to add it to the Art Links/Artists page. (...) Thanks also for linking to my site. Congratulations again, you have put together a great example of what the web can accomplish...
added on Sunday, June 2, 2002 10:56 PM:
We want to congratulate you on a great project and a very
added on Saturday, May 25, 2002 8:55 PM:
How can one verify original sketches? We have very old
sketches signed by Rodin.
added on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 8:00 PM:
Wow. Great web site. I just discovered your pages...
but you somehow managed to miss my web page. I have many photos and some
interesting personal comments at www.notsorry.com/rodin.html
show that some people are far more dedicated and fanatical than I am...
Perhaps you can add me to your Images on the Web page?!
added on Sunday, January 20, 2002 8:55 PM:
added on September 27, 2001 14:55 PM:
Sehr geehrter Herr De Roos,
Durch das Internet bin ich auf Ihre ansprechende
Rodin-Website gestossen (..)
PS: Erscheint bald auch beim Heyne Verlag!
Notice: Museum logos appear only as buttons
linking to Museum Websites and do not imply any