Quiz: Rodin

As The Courtauld Gallery opens an exhibition focussing on Rodin's dance-inspired works, test yourself on the life and work of the great sculptor.

  • Rodin quiz

    Rodin, The Kiss, 1901–4

    'I invent nothing, I rediscover' Auguste Rodin.

    Rediscover your own knowledge of one of the most-important modern sculptors.

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    Let’s start with an easy one, Rodin was a French sculptor born in...

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    What material did Rodin mainly work with as a sculptor?

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    Self-portrait of Bernini, c. 16232
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    Who was Rodin’s biggest artistic inspiration?

  • Question 4 of 6

    Rodin’s first full-scale work drew inspiration from Michelangelo's Dying Slave (left). What was the work called?

  • Question 5 of 6

    Rodin believed in making his work as widely accessible as possible and allowed many copies to be made. How many bronze versions of The Kiss, 1884 had been cast by the time of his death in 1917?

  • Question 6 of 6

    Rodin's iconic work The Thinker, 1880 was derived from an earlier unfinished piece called The Gates of Hell. Which author is it supposed to depict?

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    1. 1.  Let’s start with an easy one, Rodin was a French sculptor born in...
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    2. Correct answer: Paris
    3. 2.  What material did Rodin mainly work with as a sculptor?
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    4. Correct answer: Clay
    5. 3.  Who was Rodin’s biggest artistic inspiration?
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    6. Correct answer: Michelangelo
    7. 4.  Rodin’s first full-scale work drew inspiration from Michelangelo's Dying Slave (left). What was the work called?
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    8. Correct answer: The Age of Bronze
    9. 5.  Rodin believed in making his work as widely accessible as possible and allowed many copies to be made. How many bronze versions of The Kiss, 1884 had been cast by the time of his death in 1917?
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    10. Correct answer: Over 300
    11. 6.  Rodin's iconic work The Thinker, 1880 was derived from an earlier unfinished piece called The Gates of Hell. Which author is it supposed to depict?
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    12. Correct answer: Dante

    Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement is at The Courtauld Gallery until 22 January 2017, 50% off with National Art Pass.

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Venue details

The Courtauld Gallery Somerset House, Strand London WC2R 0RN 020 7848 2526 www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7)

50% off entry during exhibitions

Daily, 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.30pm)
24 Dec, 10am – 4pm
Closed 25 and 26 Dec

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