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Auguste Rodin exhibition at the PAM

Auguste Rodin exhibition at the PAM [Portland Art Museum, Portland OR, Jan 21-Apr 16]

Rodin: The Human Experience

Portland Art Museum
Portland OR – Jan 21-Apr 16, 2017

Auguste Rodin, Bust of Mrs. Russell

Auguste Rodin, Bust of Mrs. Russell (1888), bronze [Portland Art Museum, Portland OR, Jan 21-Apr 16]

Auguste Rodin, Study for Torso of the Walking Man

Auguste Rodin, Study for Torso of the Walking Man (1878-79), bronze [Portland Art Museum, Portland OR, Jan 21-Apr 16]

Auguste Rodin, Nude Study of Balzac (Type C)

Auguste Rodin, Nude Study of Balzac (Type C) (1892), bronze [Portland Art Museum, Portland OR, Jan 21-Apr 16]

Pre-eminent French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) created pivotal works of figurative sculptures that are credited with bridging traditional forms and a modern approach. Rodin’s technique rendered the inner emotions of the human psyche, creating passionate works with heightened expression. This major exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the famous artist’s death, and coincides with other exhibitions and programming at several French and American museums celebrating the achievements of this groundbreaking artist.

More than 50 bronzes represent significant themes throughout Rodin’s long career, which spanned the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Drawn from the collection of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, the show highlights two different aspects of Rodin’s sculpture – his skillful portraiture and his pieces exploring more conceptual ideas – including three monumental works that don’t usually travel to exhibitions.

Rodin’s stunning bronzes are unmistakable in their rendering of the human form, understanding of the body’s movement and beautiful depiction of the psychological tensions indicative of the human struggle. Among the moving examples in this exhibit are works derived from his masterpiece The Gates of Hell, studies for The Burghers of Calais and portrayals of famous figures like the writer Victor Hugo, the composer Gustav Mahler and the artist Claude Lorraine.

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Auguste Rodin, Three Faunesses

Auguste Rodin, Three Faunesses (1896), bronze [Portland Art Museum, Portland OR, Jan 21-Apr 16]



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