Auguste Rodin, Eve after the Fall sculpture
The figure of Eve exemplifies Rodin's mastery as a narrative artist. Slackening her upright posture, Eve appears to turn in upon herself as if to protect a newly vulnerable body, revealing her sin and fall from grace. She expresses intensely wrought emotion in her every muscle and sinew, in the tight folding of her arms as they shield her naked flesh, in the tension of her neck, and in the locking of her thighs.
François Auguste René Rodin was born in Paris, France in 1840. He studied sculpting under the sculptor Jean Baptiste Carpeaux
at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris and literature and history at the College de France.
Rodin went to Italy in 1875, where he was influenced by the sculptures of Donatello (Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi) and the Florentine sculptor, painter and architect Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564).
The Burghers of Calais
(1884-1886) monument in Calais, France is one of Rodin’s most important sculptures, this larger than life sculpture depicts a group of local citizens who sacrifice their lives to save their city.