Rodin and Rilke

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Rodin and Rilke

From ARC Staff

Published before 2005


[..] Rilke was kind of depressed and had writer's block and Rodin, who seemed never to know this attitude, said: "Get outside - go to the zoo, look around!" Rilke went there and wrote "The Panther". The rest is history!
I love stories like this. I also love that Rodin was one of the only Frenchmen (artists) to admire and embrace Sargent while Monet and his buddies belittled him all the while cashing the checks he wrote them.