Auguste Rodin is considered to be one of the fathers of modern sculpture. He foreshadowed Braque, Picasso, Matisse and so many others, and introduced 'the accident' in his work thus inventing the unfinished work, a partial figure, assemblage and pasting.
On the centenary of the artist’s death, the exhibition sheds new light on this versatile artist through collectors and artists of his time such as Bourdelle, Claudel, Brancusi, Picasso and Richier, illustrating the power of his genius.
Disposal of the exhibition
The layout of the exhibition has been determined by the central theme of the exhibition – a reinvention of sculpture which marked subsequent generations – and the configuration of the Galeries du Grand Palais.
The exhibition is therefore in three parts, the first two of which correspond to the two main phases of the artist’s career: Rodin the expressionist and his desire to make the body communicative, as in The Gates of Hell, then Rodin the experimenter and his exploration of form to return to the essence of sculpture by ridding it notably of the subject.
In the third and final gallery, devoted to the way in which the sculpture of the 20th century re-appropriated expressionism, Rodin is only present in a single work , The Walking Man, which with its strong new approach to sculpture, opened the way to the 20th century. Each of these three parts also has three categories: Rodin / how he was considered by the public and in particular by collectors / his influence on younger artists.
Fast-track undated ticket
Adult 19€ (2€ management fees)
- Ticket valid until 31 July 2017
- Free for under 16 years old
- Fast-track undated ticket
- An insight into the work of Auguste Rodin, one of the most important French sculptors, considered to be one of the fathers of modern sculpture.
- An exhibition at the Grand Palais, a magnificent venue in the heart of Paris.