Auguste Rodin: Figures
August 17 – December 22, 2013
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is recognized as one of the greatest sculptors since the Italian Renaissance. His pioneering work deconstructed the body as fragments or partial figures that reveal human vitality, pathos, and beauty. His impressionistic modeling, sensuality, and modernist approach to public sculpture brought him both scandal and success. His many public commissions, such as The Burghers of Calais (1884-1886), broke all 19th-century French academic traditions.
This exhibition presents 20 exceptional bronzes lent by a private collector and the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation in Beverly Hills, California. Related programs include a scholarly symposium, a musical performance, and a French soirée.