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Auguste Rodin - the First Modern Sculptor? Eveline Eaton Wednesday 15 November 2017

This lecture will investigate the important role played by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) in the evolution from traditional to modern sculpture – as he succinctly put it himself: “I am the link, the bridge between the past and the future, between yesterday and tomorrow.” The talk will focus on Rodin’s famous masterpieces such as The Age of Bronze, The Gates of Hell, The Burghers of Calais and Balzac – looking at the ideas behind these works as well as the new techniques employed by the sculptor. Reading: Elsen, A., 1963 Rodin Museum of Modern Art New York Champigneulle, B., 1967 Rodin Thames and Hudson Exhibition Catalogue Royal Academy London 2006/7.