Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece
26 April – 29 July 2018
This new exhibition explores how a modern master transformed his artistic vision after witnessing the ancient Greek sculptures of the British Museum.
The experience would inspire Rodin to take a new artistic path, fragmenting his sculptures to channel the broken relics of the past, and creating a new form of contemporary art as a result: the headless and limbless torso.
This exciting exhibition will see an unprecedented intervention of the Parthenon galleries, where a selection of Rodin's work - including his iconic sculptures The Thinker and The Kiss - will be shown alongside the ancient Greek sculptures which inspired them.