• January 15 at 1:00 pm
  • Alliance française Toronto - ONLINE
Talks - Guided Tour

 The Rodin Museum: sculpting life into stone

Intermediate (A2-B1)

Please note that our guided tours are free for members. To sign up, please email membership@alliance-francaise.ca

Auguste Rodin had a tumultuous and passionate life : his sculptures reflect it. He takes the raw stone, and from it, he lets emerge a highly sensual body, the severe face of a great writer or the pensive walk of an artist at work… Known today as one of the greatest sculptors in History, a pioneer in modern art with all his innovation and the way he interpreted the most classical subjects, Rodin is one of these artists whose work leaves its mark on your mind. 

Praised and sometimes hated, he unleashed great passions both in art and in love. With the artworks at the Musée Rodin, Paris, Ophélie invites you to better understand the sculptor: his encounter with Michel-Angelo’s art, his passion for the artist Camille Claudel, a lover and a rival, his techniques and his stylistic evolution… His struggles too: he was a virtuose at sculpting yet he could not finish the work of his life, The Gates of Hell, from which the famous Thinker is only an extract. Discover how Rodin, with his tools, his talent and his artistic vision, did sculpt life into stone. 


Who is your guide?

Passionate about art and culture, Ophélie Delacour graduated in cultural mediation from École du Louvre, in Paris. For a couple of years, she worked as a tour guide and organised tours in different Parisian districts and masterpieces (Eiffel Tour, Latin District, Montmartre). In 2019, she came to Toronto to work for one year at Alliance Française Toronto and offered the first online guided tours during Covid-19. She is now back in France, where she lives and from where she keeps on giving online tours in Toronto.


This Parisian guided tour is part of a series of 4 online talks:

How does it work?

Sign up here and you will receive a Zoom link the night before the event. The tour is 1h and consists of the discovery of the artist Auguste Rodin. All of your questions are certainly welcome and the tour will be interactive. 


Why a Pay what you can?

As most cultural institutions, AFT was harshly hit by the Covid-19 crisis. We want to keep on offering you great cultural events and we are transitionning towards full online cultural material. Your financial support for this event will help us face the challenges and keep on with our work. Merci.


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