Auguste Rodin - Camille Claudel
07.07 - 22.09 1996
Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros
Auguste Rodin - Camille Claudel
An exhibition with works by two great sculptors of the 19th century was presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros.
While giving emphasis to Rodin's work, the exhibition Auguste Rodin - Camille Claudel aimed at presenting aspects from all the phases of the artists' œuvre, including works created during the long relationship between them, works which reveal the mutual influence that each one's sculpture exerted on the other's.
A total of 18 watercolours and 55 sculptures by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), together with 10 sculptures by Camille Claudel (1864-1943) were presented. The exhibits were lent by museums, foundations and private collections abroad, mainly from France and Switzerland.
A fully illustrated bilingual (Greek, French) catalogue was also published in the context of the exhibition.
A dynamic exhibition, of international scope […] Once again, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Andros has given us proof that it is a serious cultural centre, staging artistic events of not only Greek, but also international, calibre. […]
[…] During this period, the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation is offering the Greek public a unique chance to 'steal' some of the sweet smell of that magnificent flower, that he [Rodin] himself shared for over fifteen years with his unique student and companion Camille Claudel. In an extraordinary exhibition, which […] is being hosted at the Foundation's Museum of Contemporary Art in Andros, Rodin and Claudel come together again, as in Paris long before. Once more they are under the same roof, in an exhibition aiming to show the creative co existence between the two sculptors and companions, rather than a comparison of their works. […] The exhibition, presented in an exemplary way inside the Museum's spaces, brings the visitor into close contact with renowned works by Rodin. […] The exhibition is complemented by photographs showing the two artists at work or during social occasions. […] Furthermore, an exceptional catalogue […] gives the public the chance to study and ponder in depth what it was offered the chance to relish with eyes and soul. […]
[…] Built on the slope of a street that reaches all the way down to the sea, this museum offers a delightful context in which the works of the sculptors Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin can co-exist harmoniously. […] Among the different exhibitions that have been organised over the past years exploiting the significance of Rodin, the present exhibition stands out not for having emphasized his most renowned works - although we come across The Kiss and The Thinker among the exhibits -, but because it contributes to restoring the figure of Camille Claudel. It also, for the first time, presents works like Minotaur (Faun and Nymph), created in 1886 by Rodin, and a tortured torso of Clotho, one of the Fates which blaze the human destiny. […]
Let us state the conclusion from the start: this year's exhibition at the Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art sets a very high example in our country's museum field. […]