“[If] I have succeeded in showing how much the body, weakened by

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“[If] I have succeeded in showing how much the body, weakened by

“[If] I have succeeded in showing how much the body, weakened by

“[If] I have succeeded in showing how much the body, weakened by the most cruel sufferings, still holds on to life, how much power it still has over the spirit that is consumed with bravery, I can congratulate myself on not having remained beneath the noble theme I dealt with.” —Auguste Rodin on “The Burghers of Calais” #RodinMuseum #Rodin100 #repost Photo by @chickybus

“The Burghers of Calais,” modeled in clay 1884–95 by Auguste Rodin; cast in bronze 1919–21 by Alexis Rudier

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