Auguste Rodin's sculptures are on exhibit at Terme di Diocleziano in Rome. Organized in partnership with the Musée Rodin of Paris, 'Rodin. Marble, Life' is the most complete retrospective ever dedicated to the great French sculptor.
'I do not reason. I simply let myself go,' said Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) about his work as an artist.
Known for famous masterpieces such as The Kiss, The Thinker and The Hand of God, Rodin is one of the greatest revolutionists of the plastic arts together with Michelangelo, and he is widely acknowledged as the father of modern sculpture.
It is no coincidence that the exhibition premiered on 18 February, on the day of the 450th anniversary of Michelangelo's death. Rodin's ties to the Italian master are many and deep-rooted, sharing a common thread: the study of the unfinished, and a passion for human sensuality.
The exhibition articulates through three major areas. The Illusion of Flesh, The Figure in the Block, Towards Incompleteness are the three main paths chosen by the Bureau des Mésarchitectures for this extraordinary set-up. A wise use of lighting, skillfully set by Giambattista Buongiorno, brings Rodin's white marbles back to life.
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