Metamorphoses In Rodin's Studio
'takes us deeper into the work of an artist many of us thought we knew all about' - National Post
August Rodin (1840–1917) reinvented the language of sculpture in a strikingly contemporary way, by focusing on the body in its natural poses and intensifying its expressive potential by fragmenting the plaster casts of his handworked sculptures into body part.
This exquisitely beautiful book, which accompanies a major travelling exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the Peabody Essex Museum, focuses on the studio practice of the sculptor, in particular, his constant experimentation. The exhibition included some 171 sculptures including The Thinker, Eve, Meditation and The Walking Man, as well as 23 of Rodin’s drawings and 70 photographs of his sculptures and studios taken by Eugène Druet.
- Author: Nathalie Bondil is director and chief curator at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Sophie Biass-Fabiani, curator of the legacy at Musée Rodin, Paris.
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Date published: September 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-8874397150
- Product Dimensions: 35.5 x 24.5 cm