Rodin – Genius at Work. Featuring more than 140 sculptures and 20 works on paper, this is the largest Rodin exhibition ever in the Netherlands. The museum has succeeded in bringing the artist’s world-famous works The Kiss, Balzac and The Thinker to #groningen. The exhibition, which spans two floors, is on show till April 30, 2017.
19 November 2016 – 30 April 2017 Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) is the greatest and most influential sculptor of the modern era. His works do not simply represent idealised forms of the human body, but also bear traces of the creative process. Rodin: Genius at Work features plaster and bronze sculptures, including famous works like The Thinker and Balzac, as well as marble figures, ceramics, and never-before-exhibited photographs, illustrating the breadth of the artist’s creativity. The show also reveals the unique working process behind several of his most famous works, such as The Kiss.
Rodin – Genius at Work shows the extraordinary working process that would yield Rodin’s most renowned work. His studio consisted of over fifty employees, who laboured as a small art community revolving around the master. Experimenting with the characteristics of various materials and a host of techniques, Rodin always managed to innovate in his work. The exhibition features fragile plaster and bronze sculptures, ceramics and marble figures, as well as photographs exhibited for the first time ever that shed light on the French artist’s creativity. Also on display is a selection from the some two hundred figures of The Gates of Hell, a work which Rodin would spend the last thirty years of his life on.
Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Musée Rodin, Paris. TICKETS Online: tickets.groningermuseum.nl/en Tickets are also available at the #groningermuseum ticket desk during the exhibition.
ACTIVITIES The #groningermuseum will be organizing many activities related to the exhibition. There will be special tours, workshops, lectures and activities organized by Marketing #groningen.
MORE INFORMATION groningermuseum.nl/en
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