Rodin: The Human Experience
August 16 through November 18, 2018
Rodin: The Human Experience/Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections presents 32 figures in bronze by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), the French sculptor who left behind 19th century academic traditions to focus on conveying the passion and vitality of the human spirit. Considered in his lifetime to be the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo, Rodin exerted a tremendous influence on artists of subsequent generations, such as Matisse, Brancusi, and Maillol. His vigorous modeling emphasized his personal response to the subject, and he captured movement and emotion by altering traditional poses and gestures. Rodin’s sculpture is often considered a crucial link between traditional and modern art.
This exhibition has been organized and made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.