EXHIBITION

Rodin: The Human Experience

Curator: Courtney McNeil

From the museum:

At the peak of his career, Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917) was regarded as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo. Leaving behind 19th-century academic traditions, Rodin focused on conveying the vitality of the human spirit through bronze sculpture. His vigorous modeling emphasized his personal response to each subject, and he captured movement and emotion by altering traditional poses and gestures. In doing so, he created his own form of artistic expression. Today, Rodin’s pioneering sculpture is seen as a crucial link between traditional and modern art. Rodin: The Human Experience showcases the artist’s genius through a selection of 32 figures in bronze that span his long and remarkable career.

One of the ways in which Rodin remade sculpture was through his insistence that a part of a figure—such as a torso or a hand—could by itself convey meaning and thus be a complete work of art. By the beginning of the 20th century, Rodin’s partial figures and his marcottages (works that incorporate broken pieces into new works of sculpture) greatly influenced other sculptors like Maillol, Brancusi, and Matisse.

This year marks the centennial of Rodin’s death, and Telfair Museums joins with museums around the world to honor the anniversary with exhibitions and educational programs.

For more information, please visit: Telfair Museums


WHEN: September 1, 2017-January 7, 2018.
WHERE: Telfair Museums (207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401)

Jepson Center for the Arts 207 W. York St. Savannah, GA 31401

Rodin: The Human Experience at Savannah's Telfair Museums

When
09/01/2017
Where
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W. York St. Savannah, GA 31401
©Telfair Museums

EXHIBITION

Rodin: The Human Experience

Curator: Courtney McNeil

From the museum:

At the peak of his career, Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917) was regarded as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo. Leaving behind 19th-century academic traditions, Rodin focused on conveying the vitality of the human spirit through bronze sculpture. His vigorous modeling emphasized his personal response to each subject, and he captured movement and emotion by altering traditional poses and gestures. In doing so, he created his own form of artistic expression. Today, Rodin’s pioneering sculpture is seen as a crucial link between traditional and modern art. Rodin: The Human Experience showcases the artist’s genius through a selection of 32 figures in bronze that span his long and remarkable career.

One of the ways in which Rodin remade sculpture was through his insistence that a part of a figure—such as a torso or a hand—could by itself convey meaning and thus be a complete work of art. By the beginning of the 20th century, Rodin’s partial figures and his marcottages (works that incorporate broken pieces into new works of sculpture) greatly influenced other sculptors like Maillol, Brancusi, and Matisse.

This year marks the centennial of Rodin’s death, and Telfair Museums joins with museums around the world to honor the anniversary with exhibitions and educational programs.

For more information, please visit: Telfair Museums


WHEN: September 1, 2017-January 7, 2018.
WHERE: Telfair Museums (207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401)

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