A Number of Miracles


“While he (Rodin) worked, he achieved a number of miracles. At the end of the first fifteen minutes, after having given a simple idea of the human form to the block of clay, he produced by the action of his thumb a bust so living that I would have taken it away with me to relieve the sculptor of any further work.”

George Bernard Shaw

 

Crowds queue in Paris to see Rodin's sculpture The Thinker in 1904 in another snap from Shaw's private photo collectionCrowds queue in Paris to see Rodin’s sculpture The Thinker in 1904. Photo by George Bernard Shaw

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