Rodin and the art of ancient Greece
This handsome book is the exhibition catalogue accompanying the British Museum's major 2018 exhibition, Rodin and the art of ancient Greece.
Rodin drew his energy and inspiration from the art of Classical antiquity, and he absorbed and assimilated the models of ancient Greek and Roman art within his own work in innovative ways. He introduced the idea of the headless, limbless torso as an object of art in its own right. The Parthenon sculptures, in particular, were a life-long passion for Rodin which he went onto draw first-hand on several visits to the British Museum.
Rodin and the art of ancient Greece tells the story of the reception of the Parthenon sculptures in the modern era, as well as Rodin's continued engagement with them throughout his life.
The book features many of Rodin's sculptures and drawings together with selected sculptures from the Parthenon and Rodin's own collection and sheds new light on the life and art of one of the greatest and most radical sculptors of his time.
- Authors: Celeste Farge, Project Curator; Bénedicte Garnier, curator at Musée Rodin and Ian Jenkins, senior curator at British Museum
- Hardcover: 240 pages | 203 colour illustrations
- Date published: April 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0500480304
- Product Dimensions: 29.0 x 26.1 cm