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"Rodin: Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
Collection and additional works
2000-04-16 until 2000-08-13
North Carolina Museum of Art
USA United States of America
French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was regarded as the
greatest living artist of his day and is considered one of the most
innovative and influential sculptors since Michelangelo. Rodin's
primary subject and source of inspiration was the human body, from
simple eloquent studies, to penetrating portraits, to depictions of
human passion and suffering, all celebrating the vitality of the
The exhibition features bronze sculptures selected
from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collection, the world's foremost
private collection of Rodin's work. The works explore key themes in
Rodin's oeuvre: movement in sculpture, dance, emotive human
poses and gestures. Exhibition highlights range from well-known
sculptures including The Thinker and The Kiss to figures and
groups drawn from monumental works such as The Gates of Hell,
The Burghers of Calais and the Monument to Balzac.
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