Auguste Rodin is well-known as the most important sculptor of the nineteenth century. Throughout his career, however, he produced not only sculptures but also book illustrations, etchings and drawings of nudes, mostly women. It was especially in the last decades of his life that he began to do erotic drawings of his female models. At the time, this kind of experimental work was considered obscene and indecent. Using pencil and watercolour, Rodin produced pictures of great expressive power, with skilful strokes and erotic evocations. The exhibition at IVAM Valencia (2005) contains a selection of seventy works belonging to the Musee Rodin in Paris.