Portrait of Auguste Rodin

Eugène Carrière French
Subject Auguste Rodin French
Publisher Lemercier & Cie. French

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Before moving to Paris to study painting, Carrière apprenticed as a lithographer. Even after achieving acclaim as a painter in the early 1880s, he continued to produce commercial lithographs to earn a living. However, it was only in 1890 that he finally adopted lithography as an artistic medium. His sophisticated knowledge of the technique enabled him to achieve the characteristic sfumato style of his paintings in print through subtle wiping and scraping. This print adapts a painted portrait that Carrière made of his dear friend the sculptor Auguste Rodin (Musée Rodin). It is a testament to the close relationship of the two artists, who shared aesthetic priorities and collected each other's works.

Portrait of Auguste Rodin, Eugène Carrière (French, Gournay-sur-Marne 1849–1906 Paris), Lithograph

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