Moore Rodin

Compton Verney

15 February – 31 August 2014

£6.80 with National Art Pass (standard entry £13.60)

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Comparing the work of two giants of modern sculpture, Auguste Rodin and Henry Moore.

Moore was fascinated with Rodin’s output and working methods and held the artist to be at the root of the flourishing sculpture scene in 20th-century Britain. The French master’s work adds a bold new genitive dimension to the Capability Brown landscape at Compton Verney, which is also exhibiting Moore’s reclining nudes, towering phallic forms and endless explorations of nurture and encasement.

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Major Rodin loans include Adam (1881), the third maquette for The Gates of Hell (c. 1881–82) and Walking Man, Large Torso (1906), of which Moore owned a cast. For those interested in Moore’s relationship with the legacy of Rodin in his own words, the exhibition catalogue will reproduce the transcript of the sculptor’s revealing 1970 interview with Alan Bowness.

Rodin's The Burghers of Calais, which was bought by the Art Fund in 1913 and usually sits in the garden next to the Houses of Parliament, will also appear in the show.

Venue information

Opening times

19 Mar – 11 Dec
Tue – Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 11am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm and park closes at 6pm)

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)