100 years of RodinComments
Auguste Rodin saw the body as a mould for human passions.
Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lumpSculptor
One hundred years after his death, Paris is hosting a wide-ranging retrospective of the celebrated sculptor’s work.
The aim is to offer a fresh perspective on Rodin’s work, famous for techniques of uncompromising realism which bring his sculptures to life.
Rodin Centenary exhibition – four things
- 200 sculptures and drawings
- 100 years since Rodin’s death
- 22 March to 31 July
- Grand Palais in Paris
The exhibition also brings together a large number of works by artists like Brancusi, Picasso, Giacometti and Gormley and inspired by the man who described sculpture as “the art of the hole and the lump”.
Rodin : le sculpteur national https://t.co/DlKG4OAIKKpic.twitter.com/5GXa1b6Knm— Le Figaro (@Le_Figaro) 24 mars 2017
A partir du 22 mars le #GrandPalais célèbre le centenaire de la mort du père de la sculpture moderne: Auguste Rodin #ExpoRodin © Musée Rodin pic.twitter.com/7KV47uMdLI— Un guide à Paris (@unguideaparis) 20 mars 2017
Où voir les statues de Rodin dans les rues de Paris? https://t.co/DLmXgyME5Qpic.twitter.com/KUuJ0I2lfl— Le Figaro (@Le_Figaro) 17 mars 2017
Where to find Rodin statues on the streets of Paris.
Breaking news: l'#ExpoRodin ouvre à l'instant au #GrandPalais ♥ pic.twitter.com/ioUkoaPk2B— Le Grand Palais (@GrandPalaisRmn) 22 mars 2017
Rodin – in his own words
“Beauty is everywhere”
“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live. Be a man before being an artist.”
“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.”
“The work of art is already within the block of marble. I just chop off whatever is not needed.”
“Patience is also a form of action.”
“I invent nothing, I rediscover.”
“Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.”
More Rodin quotes here
More about the exhibition here