Antiques Studio

Since moving to Meudon in 1893, Rodin purchased large Greco-Roman marbles as well as Egyptian and medieval sculptures. His collector’s addiction led him to design a new space in 1900 to protect, study and display them to visitors. He commissioned the construction of a building with an ornate ‘antique’ pediment that let in the light through high arched windows. The architecture is modelled after a sculptor’s studio, with a staircase, a mezzanine for storage at mid-level and an observation gallery. The antiques are presented as in a studio, on palettes, platforms or stands covered with fabric. This building, mirroring the work exhibited in the Pavillon de l'Alma, is an expression of Rodin’s admiration for past masters.

 

Rodin in his Antiques Studio

 

Rodin contemplating an antique in the studio at the Villa des Brillants in Meudon

 

Antiques Studio

 

Antiques Studio

 

Antiques Studio

 

Friday, saturday and sunday
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Free admission for under 25s
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