This month we are celebrating the works and legacy of a great sculptor, Auguste Rodin.
Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was the most important Norwegian artist and etcher of his generation. Although he never met Rodin, yet the sculptor’s work greatly influenced his work, and today the Musée Rodin is still the only French museum to own a canvas by Munch. The picture, Rodin’s “Thinker” in Dr Linde’s garden in Lübeck, was painted in spring 1907. The background history of this painting reflects the extent to which the sculptor’s influence was felt in northern European countries, particularly in Munch’s work.