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Rodin. The Centenary Exhibition at the Grand Palais

From March 22nd to July 31st, 2017
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Rodin. The Centenary Exhibition at the Grand Palais
Rodin. The Centenary Exhibition at the Grand Palais
Monday, Thursday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Nocturne Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm Closed on Tuesdays. Closures of the Grand Palais: Monday 1st May and Friday 14th July 2017 European Night of Museums: night of 20 to 21 May 2017 Closures at 6 pm: March 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30 and 31

The Grand Palais pays tribute to the sculptor Auguste Rodin with an exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of his death.

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.

Price
Fast-track undated ticket
Adult 19€ (2€ management fees)

Please note
- Ticket valid until 31 July 2017
- Free for under 16 years old
 

Times

Monday, Thursday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm.
Nocturne Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm

Closed on Tuesdays.
Closures of the Grand Palais: Monday 1st May and Friday 14th July 2017

European Night of Museums: night of 20 to 21 May 2017
Closures at 6 pm: March 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30 and 31

Highlights

- 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.

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Access

Grand Palais - National Galleries
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris

Métro : Franklin-D. Roosevelt, Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (Lines 1, 9,13)

RER C : Invalides

Lines 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93

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