Rodin, the centenary exhibition
Now that his legacy is well and truly established, one must remember that during his lifetime, Rodin did not leave people unmoved – cf. the case of his Monument to Balzac that he fine-tuned for years, putting up with the distressing jibes of his contemporaries. Today, unanimously considered to be the modern-day Michelangelo, Rodin no longer has to endure the taunts of gossips and rotten tomatoes. And the exhibition dedicated to him by the Grand Palais to commemorate his death centenary will go even further to establish his cult status. All the classical works of the master will be exhibited (the Burghers of Calais, the Kiss, the Thinker…). His expressionism is dazzling. And we understand how far his experimental techniques have spread when we see the works of his heirs (Giacometti, Markus Lüpertz, Eugène Dodeigne, Willem de Kooning…). An exhibition of the greats, or almost. Over here, Auguste Rodin!
On display till 31st July
At Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower