Bustes de Femmes
Paris 10th Anniversary Exhibition
October 10–December 18, 2020
rue de Ponthieu, Paris
Monument à Whistler – Muse nue, bras coupés
September 7, 2021–March 2022
Berkeley Square, London
Auguste Rodin’s Monument à Whistler – Muse nue, bras coupés (Monument to Whistler – Nude Muse, without Arms) (1908) has been installed in Berkeley Square, London, in conjunction with the exhibition Houseago | Rodin, on view at Gagosian, Davies Street, London, through December 18. Rodin was commissioned to make a monument dedicated to the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Though it was never realized publicly, the monument marks a watershed moment in civic sculpture due to its representation not of the artist himself but of a female muse. The sculpture, in the form of a female figure shown climbing the “mountain of fame,” references the difficulties Whistler overcame in his life.
Auguste Rodin, Monument à Whistler – Muse nue, bras coupés (Monument to Whistler – Nude Muse, without Arms), 1908, installation view, Berkeley Square, London
The Making of Rodin
Through November 21, 2021
Tate Modern, London
This major exhibition is the first to focus on the importance of plaster in Auguste Rodin’s work. Although the artist is best known for his bronze and marble sculptures, he himself worked as a modeler who captured movement, light, and volume in pliable materials such as clay and plaster. Evoking the atmosphere of the artist’s studio, plaster casts in all sizes show how Rodin continually experimented with fragmentation, repetition, and joining existing parts in unconventional ways.
Auguste Rodin, Main droite de Pierre et Jacques de Wissant, 1885–86. Photo: © Musée Rodin, Paris
Face à Arcimboldo
Through November 22, 2021
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
This exhibition, whose title translates to Arcimboldo Face to Face, invites visitors to explore the timeless vocabulary of the sixteenth-century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo (c. 1527–1593). The show demonstrates how his work has influenced art history for more than four centuries through the work of 130 artists, including work by Francis Bacon, Glenn Brown, Alex Israel, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and Ed Ruscha.
Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (After Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun), 2020 © Ewa Juszkiewicz
Through January 2, 2022
Musée national Picasso–Paris and Musée Rodin, Paris
Held simultaneously at two Parisian institutions, this exhibition offers a unique encounter between the works of Pablo Picasso and Auguste Rodin, two artists whose formal inventions marked a decisive turning point in modern art. Picasso-Rodin highlights unexpected convergences in their creative processes and explores their common practice of working serially and their shared taste for experimentation and ever-changing forms.
Pablo Picasso, Le Baiser, 1969, Musée national Picasso–Paris © Succession Picasso 2021
November 17, 2017–March 12, 2018
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
For the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death, Anselm Kiefer is exhibiting recent paintings and sculptures in dialogue with master works by Rodin. Inspired by the debris and offcuts of Rodin’s sculptures—as well as by relics of his own life and other unusual materials—Kiefer’s recent work shares an instinctive originality with the French master’s oeuvre. The exhibition was co-organized by the Musée Rodin in Paris and has traveled from there.
Anselm Kiefer, sursum corda, 2016 © Anselm Kiefer. Photo by Georges Poncet