Auguste Rodin: The Photographs

11th Jul 2018 - 13th Aug 2018

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Huxley-Parlour gallery are pleased to announce an exhibition of over 30 vintage photographs from the studios of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). The photographs in the exhibition capture a wide-ranging group of sculptures, including some of the most iconic of Rodin’s oeuvre. Highlights include photographs of The Burghers of Calais, Monument to Balzac and Eternal Springtime. The exhibition will also showcase six of Rodin’s bronze sculptures.

During his lifetime, Auguste Rodin employed a series of professional photographers to document his sculptures. Rodin also enlisted the use of the camera to document the changing stages of his sculpture, from clay maquette to completed bronze. He was one of the first sculptors to document this process from conception to realisation through photography.

Photographs exhibited in the forthcoming exhibition include those taken by Jacques-Ernest Bulloz, Eugène Druet and Pierre Choumoff, all of whom had different styles and approaches to the medium, which they brought with them to their depiction of Rodin’s work. Rodin, though, was always the artistic director of the endeavours, often directing them to explore different views, and to experiment with lighting effects and unusual angles. Rodin was also known to retouch the photographs surface to achieve the specific outcome he desired.

Photography quickly became central to Rodin’s artistic output, and in 1896 Rodin exhibited his photographs for the first time alongside his sculptures. He repeated this exercise on numerous occasions, most notably at the Pavillon de l’Alma exhibition in 1900, where over seventy photographs were displayed next to his sculptures and drawings. Collectively, the works presented in the exhibition illustrate the importance of photography to Rodin’s creative process.

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Works

Le Printemps (Spring)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Psyche
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Invocation
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Méditation (Contemplation)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Les Bénédictions (The Blessings)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Le Poète et la Muse (The Poet and the Muse)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Adam
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Cariatide (Caryatid)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Rose Beuret
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Christ et Marie-Madeleine (Christ and Mary Magdalene)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

La Petite Fée des Eaux (The Little Water Fairy)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Les Bourgeois de Calais (The Burghers of Calais)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Monument à Victor Hugo (Monument to Victor Hugo)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

La Martyre (The Martyr)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

La Défense (The Defence)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Eve
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Un des Bourgeois de Calais (One of the Burghers of Calais)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Victor Hugo
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Untitled
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

La Vieille Heaulmière (The Old Helmet-Maker’s Wife)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Puvis de Chavannes
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Dalou
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Untitled
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Portrait d’Eugène Guillaume (Portrait of Eugène Guillaume)
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Benoît XV
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Balzac
Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936)

Auguste Rodin

Balzac
Alphonse Eugène Druet (1886-1961)

Auguste Rodin

Balzac
Alphonse Eugène Druet (1886-1961)

Auguste Rodin

Untitled Sculpture
Alphonse Eugène Druet (1886-1961)

Auguste Rodin

Les Bourgeois de Calais (The Burghers of Calais)
Alphonse Eugène Druet (1886-1961)

Auguste Rodin

Le Printemps Éternel (Eternal Springtime)
Jacques-Ernest Bulloz (1858-1942)

Auguste Rodin

Buste de Madame Moria Vicuna (Bust of Madame Moria Vicuna)
Jacques-Ernest Bulloz (1858-1942)

Auguste Rodin

Kate Simpson
Jacques-Ernest Bulloz (1858-1942)

Auguste Rodin

Buste de Jean-Paul Laurens (Bust of Jean-Paul Laurens)
Jacques-Ernest Bulloz (1858-1942)

Auguste Rodin

Buste d’Eugène Guillaume (Bust of Eugène Guillaume)
Jacques-Ernest Bulloz (1858-1942)

Auguste Rodin

Sphinge sur Colonne (Sphinx Atop Column)
Jacques-Ernest Bulloz (1858-1942)

Auguste Rodin

Daphnis et Lycenion (Daphnis and Lycenion)
Jacques-Ernest Bulloz (1858-1942)

Auguste Rodin

La Mort d’Adonis (The Death of Adonis)
Jacques-Ernest Bulloz (1858-1942)

Auguste Rodin

Le Printemps Éternel (Eternal Springtime)
Jacques-Ernest Bulloz (1858-1942)

Auguste Rodin

Les Bourgeois de Calais (The Burghers of Calais)
Jacques-Ernest Bulloz (1858-1942)

Auguste Rodin

Le Main de Dieu (The Hand of God)
Albert Rudomine (1892-1975)

Auguste Rodin

La Danaïde (The Danaïd)
Albert Rudomine (1892-1975)

Auguste Rodin

Eve
Alphonse Eugène Druet (1886-1961)

Auguste Rodin

La Mort d’Adonis (The Death of Adonis)
Jacques-Ernest Bulloz (1858-1942)

Auguste Rodin

Giganti, Torse Masculin (Torso of Giganti)

Auguste Rodin

Maquette for the Burghers of Calais

Auguste Rodin

Balzac, Étude Type C (Buste) 3éme Version, Grand Modèle

Auguste Rodin

Buste de Victor Hugo (Bust of Victor Hugo)

Auguste Rodin

L’Éternel Printemps (Eternal Spring), 4th Reduction

Auguste Rodin

L’Éternel Printemps (Eternal Spring), 2nd Reduction

Auguste Rodin

Faunesse Zoubaloff

Auguste Rodin

Le Penseur (The Thinker)

Auguste Rodin

Le Baiser (The Kiss), 3rd Reduction

Auguste Rodin