Moore Rodin

Du 28 mars au 27 octobre 2013

The Henry Moore Foundation will present Moore Rodin, a major exhibition which compares the work of Moore with one of the pioneers of modern sculpture – Auguste Rodin, running from 29 March – 27 October 2013.

This will be the first time that another artist has been shown alongside Henry Moore in the Gallery and 70 acres of gardens at Perry Green in Hertfordshire, Moore’s home for over 40 years until his death in 1986. 
This ground-breaking exhibition will include important loans from the Musée Rodin in Paris and from public collections in the UK, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.  The Musée Rodin has generously agreed to lend Rodin’s Adam 1881, the third maquette for The Gates of Hell c.1881-82 and Walking Man, Large Torso 1906.  The exhibition also includes Walking Man 1899 lent by Musée Bourdelle Paris, a cast of which Moore owned. ‘Walking Man has everything that I love about Rodin, especially his wonderful sense of the human figure’, Moore once said. The exhibition also includes an extensive selection of drawings by both artists and the first ever showing of a set of photographs taken by Moore of his cast of Walking Man at Perry Green.  This is the first time that such a significant group of Rodin’s works has been presented in the British landscape.
© musée Rodin – Photo : Hélène Marraud
© musée Rodin – Photo : Hélène Marraud