Cambodian Dancers; Auguste Rodin, 1906, drawing

This piece, titled Cambodian Dancers, was done in 1906 by Rodin. He drew inspiration for this work when the Royal Ballet of Cambodia visited Paris and Marseille. Rodin would sometimes create a drawing without looking at his work, always watching the models. This drawing depicts several dancers of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia.

NIjinsky; Auguste Rodin, 1912, bronze sculpture


 In 1912, Rodin attended Debussy’s Afternoon of a Faun. Vaslev Nijinsky performed the lead role in the ballet. Intrigued, Auguste Rodin soon created this bronze sculpture of Nijinsky. He pinched rolls of clay and placed them together to create a distorted and modern form of the famous dancer Vaslev Nijinsky.



Danseuse Nue; Auguste Rodin, 19th century, serigraph

This is a serigraph by Rodin, representing a dancer. Serigraphy is a silk screening process using multiple layers of screens. The inspiration for this piece, as well, came from his fascination with dance. The dancer appeas to be stretching. Rodin created several other similar sketches of dance.