When it comes to modern sculptors, few names are as significant or recognizable as Auguste Rodin. The mind and the hands behind The Thinker, The Gates of Hell, The Burghers of Calais, and so many more, he holds a unique place in the art world and in the public consciousness. Looking at the background to his methods, both as a sculptor and in his drawings, is fascinating, because his work still resonates so much today. In fact, three pieces of Rodin’s work are coming up for auction at Bonhams on February 28th and this video explores these works and what makes them so special. Though very few of us are in a position to even begin to imagine purchasing such pieces, an insight into how Bonhams looks at these works is a treat for any art lover.

From his sensual sculptures to his slightly darker drawings, take a look behind Rodin’s work here:

The work of Rodin is so evocative, so human, that it’s hard not to be affected, almost hypnotized, by his sculptures and drawings alike. Most of us will never be in a position to bid on a piece of his work, but we can all admire the depth of his genius.