Auguste Rodin
[Artist, b. 1840, Paris, France, d. 1917, Paris.]

 It is the artist who is truthful and photography which lies, for in reality time does not stop, and if the artist succeeds in producing the impression of a movement which takes several moments for accomplishment, his work is certainly much less conventional than the scientific image, where time is abruptly suspended. 
 I believe that photography can create great works of art, but hitherto it has been extraordinarily bourgeois and babbling. (1908) 
 Mere exactitude, of which photography and moulage [life casting] are the lowest forms, does not inspire feelings. 
 If the artist only reproduces superficial features as photography does, if he copies the lineaments of a face exactly, without reference to character, he deserves no admiration. (1911)