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The Early Struggle of Auguste Rodin N Rodin pi at fat J pieces sl!K'' At: He si Germa Bellen proi .1' omam he wa a ueig I'arrii irtisai similar His sci ing 0 humble called of the- Iding CllsC. gen ui 1 )n..r." Ail I (1 us It, Belgium, I ec. 1919, I) Paris. ut BrtSlietl as will, has a Rodin um, and it the former is more important ihe , 1 .it least is alder. While the Paris museum of ncentrated in the Hotel Btron, where the h sculptor lived Bind worked during the irs of his rich career, the Brutteli museum of of doors, scattered about, and the master- which it is composed have not changed places . ased sculptor made them. - Rodin worked a long tunc In Brussels. ' during the first months oi the Franco accompanying Albert and Ernest Carrier m whom tin- architect Suva, with the ap Belgian Government, had ordered all the ulptures ot tin- Mock Exchange Buil 1 1 instructing, master of "Hebe Endormie' had brought his lio. Among his disciples, besides Rodin, was K, J. van Rosbourg, who had worked at $ct i"r tin years. IK- was a clever er than artist of personality, and easily as- delicatC and tint- talent of his patron. - .lid not prevent Carrier-Bel leu se from sign . little sculptured works, due to this willing ai d coltatx rator. 1 as he arrived in P.russels, Carrier-Belleuse 1 Dillens to help with the friezes of the walls k Exchange. At the studio of Carrier Bel- nut Rodin, and between the two nun a rcw, to be dissolved only by death .... The tor, who was t create later "The Iron then near his thirtieth year; lulien Dillens made friends with a shoemaker who lived on the same "oor with him and. the day's w.,rk ending, the sculptor took pleasure 111 talking with the poor workingman. un Sundays, Rodin visited the museums of sculpture am mouldings, In the sculptures, he passionately studied the antiques of Greece and Rome, and also tM,k great delight in the Brabaconne country. In sum mer, never a week passed that he did not go out excurstomng, near Brussels; he had conceived a great love tr the wooded country full of valleys which ex tends south of the capital; he was fond of the aspect and .t the already Walloon sentiment which was nearer his own l atin temperament. He generally went alone. taking along a box of colors and pencils. Several studies of gay and light sylvan country scenes near Grocnendael arc due to his hand and have made of him one of the best interpreters of the old P.rabanconne sylvoe. Many of these can he admired at tin- Biron Hotel, where I.e. .nee BcneditC, conservator of the Luxembourg museum, has placed them in a specially good light. While executing his ordered work, he did not neglect that of his inspiration. Getting up early to advance his matinal toil, he managed to spare two ,r three hours daily for his personal studies. It was at that tune that he began and finished his celebrated bust of '"The Man with the Broken Nose,' the first sketch having been made- in Paris. Tin- bust was exposed in the Brussels salon of S77 where only a few admired it and where Julien Dillens would bring to see it his noisy and en thusiastic chums of the fine arts school. erosnj i all th speeches perieru 1 groups, I inspiring and Cai big then partktpa valued, person . ' ccrtaint) founder. The- 1 went bai co-w misery ing, witl: the hi -old com mediocre the sculp bad n n master importan collabora The v ledge, his native- pride, and his gen ivon him the friendship and admiration of sculptors, whom In- encouraged by his ill of energy, and the counsels which his ex tl! d him te give. He would model statue ttes, s reliefs in the manner of his master, always If with tin- latte-r's drawings and sketche s, Belleuse would content himself by retouch rapidly be fore signing. Auguste Rodin thus d in the creation of a series of works, greatly d in which he never allowed any of hi appear. Among them may be cited, with the "Innocence of Love' cast by a Brussels ded and, Paris pacified, Carrier-Belleuse to his country, leaving behind him all his tuguste Rodin passed some days of nknown in this city, which was quickly grow ti v influential friends, he nearly gave up nding any work, when Van Rosbourg, his n ot the Stttdio, came to his aul. This tor had been uie-n tin- task of continuing ral decorations of the Stock Exchange, which d unfinished at the departure of the French liable to pursue successfully alone such an ik. Van Rosbourg was delighted to have a - talented and e intelligent former pupils of Carrier-Belleuse became took .1 small .studio where thev em- R ism aiisrfsTHtilJSsfssssitsssssssssssssM fl pi yed '.hat the 'trent 1 chang ?led in hiuh T o pic-seiilm (nca. sculptured bv K.kJiii mi ihc lateral facade 1 the Pans Itourst- ill ens tor the vv h, lf hmf It iva there omrades modeled and moulded the dif- - which served to decorate the Stock I Rodin, as his share- of the work, chis II tile itlt.il,..- tlw, knil.linM li.. '..iir ca 1 . . t . . P . decA, .... 1,1 spienaid hierarchy which, coupled. ,i tlu 1 " corbel in the rue du Midi; also the groups the i cuPtds on tin- above tympan: at the exte rior, ,C l. mil ... ...... . ... . . Krouns represent in Africa and .wa 1 1 11 1 1 .... ,n. 1 v , .Ml 111' I O SHU downed Urtet M Already the- 1 ty 1 Ihi ' Carvattrla . ... . . ' . ' 1 1 1 the other h .ti.l - i m, l spe iai anle ,,f OIK .. .i . ani.T viDrant and M'irit. ii wails on t lent 1 Alans classic form and itrtsc remainina groups liat personality, especialh the second 0H Street. ( hie can set the re tin- touch of hun who later was to With harm, mil itl inanr. full ot life Midi CM.n:,;."!, R5,ifl IHred I simple, resigned lite. the itiHfJ moSt lodging e.n Sans SoUCi street, near Works biuiT PWCe were issued the Collective ,,y He h- !' ' a,nne K'avi an ihklinv; tf individual- al ' K'c:iereus luart and liked the poor He ODIN'S situation imDroved. Gradualtv h mmA n little motuy, and acquired some indeuendence. Van Kosoourg, a knowing fellow, gave him the heavier w.rk; he abandoned the direction oi the .studio to his comrade, but was careful to sign everything that went eut. Thus, tin- two brilliant groups, so freely chiseled in the stone, representing, the first, 1 standing cupid measuring with a compass a terrestisrl globe; tin- se-c- enel, 1 Belvidere well, surrounded, and wliich dominates the pillars of the mclosure of the Palais des Academies, though they bear the signature of the Belgian artist under the date 1874, are- e-titirely due- to the hand of Auguste Rodin. The vibrant composition of these piece s can deceive no one. The plump flesh of the child has that accent of life-, that rich plastic beauty by which are distinguished the ulterior creations of the master inspired by tin ,4Bourgeois of Calais." The same is true of the big statues placed at the angles of the monument erected in memory of the bemromaster LoOS, at the park of Antwerp. Their ensemble was conceived by Jules Pecher, who called upon the turbu lent Van Rosbourg for their execution; again the latter availed himself oi the help of Auguste Rodin's young and supple talent. Undoubtedly, Van Rosbourg did not have enough consideration for Rodin. After disagreeing, the part nership was ended and the) separated. From that time the feirmer did no good work, while the latter offered his services to the construction of the new buildings of the Boulevard Anspach. To this day. the most be autiful works, due- to Rodin while he was in Belgium, can be seen there. They an- the ev idence of his healthy, streiu a n d passionate genius. At the angles of (iretry street, six c a r y a t i el s, three by three, upholding t h e balcony of the tirst floor oi the eld branch of the Credit Lyonnais, and of tin house et I tobacco dealer. Each of those bale nies is Upheld by the figures oi two men and a wet man ; the bodies n a k e d te the waist, and in nar re rW s h e a t h s. T h e s e I Kermes are full of in tense life. One is impressed by the terrible ef fort it takes these stone fig ures to k e e p on their shoulders the mighty weight under which they stoop. The arm above the head yields, bends bach with vigor, and in the effort t the whole the muscles seem to grow tense md swell. This is Rodin in his originality, in his power and in his beauty. The statues are quivering with life; the- whole front ef the hotel is animated by them. Winn he modeled these figures in day. Auguste Rodin was ve-t greatl) lacking in funds. Each et the three- series ef caratiels. the- modeling ef which had taken many weeks of work, brought the artist 75(1 francs little later, and always for the- same miserable pay. AtlgttStC RodtU sculptured four either caryatids of Calmer movements, ot more severe appeal and ef mere interior beauty Tin were en the front wall of an other building on the same boulevarel Anspach. en the corner of rue des Pie rrcv a building now OCCUpied b a dry Koels store In 1899, the building was remodeled, and the architect, ignorant of the value of the sculptured work, to avoid expense, shattered them They were I Till i Hi iiiy' 1 I I ' I 1 .$ B BBMBWfaflHMgBgW MKisasM iswBSssjsmpsy''- w?PWsjKwv Sculptured decorations h R,.din m H..urse at lirussi l removed m fragments, their beauty annihilated, with the exception of two Bgures, which Jet I.ambeaux. the Antwerp sculpte.r. rescued, piously detached from the wall and sent to his studio, where he placed them like guardians, on both snles of the main entrance. The re they remained fifteen years. At the beginning of the ireat War, the old studie of Latnh.aux was trans formed into a food shop, and these figures were - rdered to be taken away. The late sculptor. Alphonse de Tombay, who did not appreciate them, allowed them to be stored in the school of drawing in the nn- C roix di Pierre, which he was then directing. During the mov ing of the caryatids they sustained more- damage; they were placed at the end of a kind of hall, in dark corners, where the stone heroes seemed to be in penance. Auguste Rodin, who lived in Brussels up to 1S76, knew the unfortunate fate of these feur last caryatids! He learned of it thre.uh an article which was writtei (or a Parisian magazine regarding his stay in Belgium; this article was a sort 6f a catalog of the works he executed here, and of those that were attributed to him. The attributions have become certitudes. In tact, in a letter that the illustrious sculptor wrote, In- confirmed what had been said, and admitted the authorship of the statues, caryatids, busts and groups that formed the whole of his werks in Brus Is and Antwerp. May the glory of this immortal artist save- from destruction the caryatids of rue de Pierre, and his ether splendid creations, dissimulated in the capital and which constitute a Rodin museum out-of-doors. Orlando and Wilson AT THE Paris Peace Conference, it is said, a str i persona friendship developed between President Wilson anel Premier Orlando of Italy. They became really chummy. Their chumminesj was interrupted by the temporary break over Frame, when the Italian dele gation returned to Rome and the President issued the statement that was taken as an appeal to Italy over the heads of its Peace Commission. However, when Orlando returned to Paris, he evinced no personal hostility toward the President. At the first conference in which bth participated follow ing the break, the President was chatting with Clem enceau when Orlando came in. The- Italian premier. before taking Ins seat, surveyed his confreres rather critically. 'Well. I see the eld cat is still here." he remarked, gazing at President Wilson, and sat down. When Cannon Was Modest JOSEPH ci. c'AN'NON. famous ex-Speaker of the House t Representatives, was dining at the Na tional Press Club his favorite place- for dining in Washington. At near by table, a correspondent had his Seven-year-old boy with him for dinner. "Children are not s, silt conscious as tluv used tt be," saiel "Incle Jee," noticing that the- child was not in the least embarrassed. '"I vjucss it is because they get around anel see more. 'When 1 was a child it was an event to o where the re- was a crow el. Of to a public affair ami often a painful event to me. for I waj te rrihl lelf-COnsciottS. "I remember with special pain an all-da) political meeting I attended once when I was abeuit ten peari old. When I reached the grounds, I found there was a iiapin Inde in mv trousers I went annuid all e!a witli a hand t'trmlv spread over the gap, "I SUSPeCt I am the only person who noticed the hole or that anyone else would have paid any atten tion to it if it had been noticed."