The Portland Museum of Art was the pioneer of the Roden100 relay in the United States. He is the first in the country to accept the traveling exhibition "Human Experience", consisting of 52 bronze works of the sculptor.
This compilation demonstrates the artist’s special passion in modeling the human body out of clay - the material that most clearly reveals the course of his thoughts and skills.
Left: Auguste Rodin, "Sitting Caryatid with Urn" (1883)
The exhibition includes sketches and details of the monument "Citizens of Kale", as well as fragments created while working on the masterpiece "Gates of Hell." Visitors can get acquainted with the experiments on the sculptural group "Night (Double Figure)", the torso "Walking Man", demonstrating the admiration for Michelangelo's creative work, as well as the statue "Dance Movement D", which speaks about Rodin's interest in the movements of the human body.
The exhibition is particularly well represented portraits. These are sculptural images of the writers Victor Hugo and Honore de Balzac, the composer Gustav Mahler, the artist Claude Lorrain and one of Rodin’s favorite dancers, Hanako. This group also includes the "Creator", which, judging by everything, is a self-portrait.
Left: Auguste Rodin, "Torso of the Walking Man" (1879)
- Auguste Rodin, Gustav Mahler (1909)
- Auguste Rodin, "Heroic Bust of Victor Hugo" (1890 - 1897)
Here you can admire the sculptures “Minotaur”, “I Am Beautiful”, “Eternal Spring” and “The Triumph of Youth”. They are complemented by a copy of the “Kiss”, made in marble commissioned by Jules Mastbaum in 1926 specifically for the Rodin Museum, as well as the “Thinker” and the monument to Balzac.
- Auguste Rodin, "Kiss"
- Auguste Rodin, "Minotaur"
In the new context will present his collection of works of the French master and the Museum of Fine Arts of San Francisco. About 50 bronze, marble and plaster works will show the life and work of the artist, starting with his first experiments. "Auguste Rodin: the exposition of the century" will cover the entire legacy of the "father of modern sculpture." The exhibition will run until April 9.
It will be replaced by a unique dialogue between Rodin's masterpieces and the works of another great artist of the “end of an era” - the Austrian master of modernism Gustav Klimt. The exhibition "Gustav Klimt and Auguste Rodin: The Tipping Point" will receive visitors until December 31.
Left: Auguste Rodin's sculpture “The Thinker” (1888), overturned by the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco