Auguste Rodin's best sculptures

World | | November 12, 2012, 3:28 pm
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People walk near Auguste Rodin's sculpture The Bronze Age at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City March 30, 2011. The world's richest man Carlos Slim inaugurated the massive museum in  to house his eclectic collection of art ranging from pre-Hispanic pieces to sculptures by French masters.

People walk near Auguste Rodin's sculpture The Bronze Age at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City March 30, 2011. The world's richest man Carlos Slim inaugurated the massive museum in to house his eclectic collection of art ranging from pre-Hispanic pieces to sculptures by French masters.

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Rodin's group of figures called 'The Burghers of Calais', representing the six citizens of Calais who surrendered to King Edward III in 1347 to save their town from destruction during the Hundred Years' War. They are located in Victoria Tower Gardens, London.

Rodin's group of figures called 'The Burghers of Calais', representing the six citizens of Calais who surrendered to King Edward III in 1347 to save their town from destruction during the Hundred Years' War. They are located in Victoria Tower Gardens, London.

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'The Burghers of Calais' by Auguste Rodin, located in Victoria Tower Gardens, London, July 1915. They represent the six citizens of Calais who surrendered to King Edward III in 1347 to save their town from destruction during the Hundred Years' War.

'The Burghers of Calais' by Auguste Rodin, located in Victoria Tower Gardens, London, July 1915. They represent the six citizens of Calais who surrendered to King Edward III in 1347 to save their town from destruction during the Hundred Years' War.

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'The Thinker' by French sculptor Auguste Rodin during the press launch of the Rodin exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts on September 19, 2006 in London, England.

'The Thinker' by French sculptor Auguste Rodin during the press launch of the Rodin exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts on September 19, 2006 in London, England.

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A cast of Rodin's sculpture 'The Burghers of Calais' stands in Victoria Tower Gardens in front of The House of Lords on January 26, 2009 in London.

A cast of Rodin's sculpture 'The Burghers of Calais' stands in Victoria Tower Gardens in front of The House of Lords on January 26, 2009 in London.

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A cast of Rodin's sculpture 'The Burghers of Calais' stands in Victoria Tower Gardens in front of The House of Lords on January 26, 2009 in London.

A cast of Rodin's sculpture 'The Burghers of Calais' stands in Victoria Tower Gardens in front of The House of Lords on January 26, 2009 in London.

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A sculpture titled 'Monumental Head of Pierre de Wissant' by Auguste Rodin is seen at the Tiancheng auction house's preview in Hong Kong November 24, 2011.

A sculpture titled 'Monumental Head of Pierre de Wissant' by Auguste Rodin is seen at the Tiancheng auction house's preview in Hong Kong November 24, 2011.

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Auguste Rodin's sculpture The Thinker sits outside the Philosophy Department on the campus of Columbia University in New York, October 5, 2009.

Auguste Rodin's sculpture The Thinker sits outside the Philosophy Department on the campus of Columbia University in New York, October 5, 2009.

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Rodin's sculpture 'Eve, grand modele-version sans rocher', valued at $9-12 million, is seen at a press preview for Christie's New York Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale and Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale May 1, 2008 in New York City.

Rodin's sculpture 'Eve, grand modele-version sans rocher', valued at $9-12 million, is seen at a press preview for Christie's New York Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale and Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale May 1, 2008 in New York City.

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People walk near Salvador Dali's sculpture The Triumphant Angel at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City March 30, 2011. The world's richest man Carlos Slim inaugurated the massive museum to house his eclectic collection of art ranging from pre-Hispanic pieces to sculptures by French masters.

People walk near Salvador Dali's sculpture The Triumphant Angel at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City March 30, 2011. The world's richest man Carlos Slim inaugurated the massive museum to house his eclectic collection of art ranging from pre-Hispanic pieces to sculptures by French masters.

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French sculptor Francois Auguste Rene Rodin (1840 - 1917) in his museum at Meudon.

French sculptor Francois Auguste Rene Rodin (1840 - 1917) in his museum at Meudon.