Auguste Rodin changed the art of sculpture for all time. His works were innovative and controversial, although he is regarded as one of the last of the classical sculptors. This exhibition (01.10. 2015 - 10.01.2016) examines Rodin’s art in depth and features some 70 of his works.
This autumn, Nationalmuseum presents a major exhibition about the sculptor
When they were first exhibited in the late 19th century, the sculptures attracted a great deal of attention. They were seen as too realistic, and the naked figures were considered daring, complex and incomplete. Rodin was innovative and modern, but he can also be described as one of the last great classical sculptors, since studies of the human form constitute the core of his oeuvre.
The exhibition features a large number of Rodin’s sculptures, including several of his best-known works. Rodin’s studio was organized like a large business, with strict demarcation of tasks. The exhibition looks at Rodin’s career, his working methods and his assistants. It also examines the sculptor’s professional relationships, especially those with Scandinavian artists and collectors. The exhibition is a co-production with the Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki. (Text: Nationalmuseum Sweden)