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The anniversary of the death of Rodin will be celebrated in major US museums.

Expositions “Kiss”, “Gustav Klimt and Auguste Rodin”, “Human Experience”, “Rodin in Met” - in 2017, major US museums joined the international project dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the death of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917). Some of the exhibitions have already started, the details of the others are also known - the public expects an impressive study of the work of an outstanding French sculptor.All his life the work of Auguste Rodin and praised, and criticized. Now they talk about him as the forefather of modern sculpture and one of the most influential artists of all time.Fleeting love by Augus Roden 1887, 26.7 × 29.2 cm

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)

View of the exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art. Photo: portlandartmuseum.org

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)
The Human Experience exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art will run until April 16th. She will then move to the Flint Institute of Arts (May 6 - July 30), and complete the tour at the Telfire Museum in Savannah (September 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018).Fragment of Auguste Rodin's sculpture “Three shadows” (1880–1904) at the exhibition “Human experience” An extraordinary installation was organized by the Museum Rodin in Philadelphia to a memorable date. The theme of the exhibition "Kiss", which opens on February 1, will be a passionate hug. This is a collection of works of marble, bronze, plaster and terracotta, created over 30 years.
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"
The exhibition will last two years - until January 2019.

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

But perhaps the most large-scale exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the sculptor’s death will be held in the New York Metropolitan Museum. “Rodin in Met” is 60 pieces of marble, bronze, gypsum and terracotta, which the gallery has been collecting for a hundred years. Among them are such iconic works as The Thinker and the Hand of God, as well as the marble Shock, which has not been exhibited for decades.Shock of Auguste Roden1908, 34.6 × 37.8 cmThe Metropolitan Museum will complement the sculpture with paintings by contemporaries and friends of Rodin, including Claude Monet and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. The paintings will be interspersed with drawings, engravings and book illustrations of Rodin himself, as well as photographs of Edward Steichen, who captured the sculptor and his works. The exhibition “Rodin in Met” will open on September 5, 2017 and will last until January 15, 2018. According to the official websites of museums. Main illustration: a fragment of the exhibition "Human Experience" in the Portland Art Museum. Photo: portlandartmuseum.org