Rodin and Vienna – Exhibition at the Belvedere Vienna

Lower Belvedere, Vienna

Orangery, Lower Belvedere

Rodin and Vienna
1 October 2010 to 6 February 2011

Drawing from the Belvedere’s own holdings, the museum’s autumn exhibition will be devoted to the famous sculptor Auguste Rodin and his relations to Vienna.

Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin
The Walking Man, 1899
84,5 x 59,5 x 26,5 cm
Musée Rodin, Paris
© Musée Rodin, Paris, Photo: Christian Baraja

As a corresponding member of the Vienna Secession, Rodin sent works to its exhibitions starting in 1898. In 1899, the Secessionists acquired a bust by Rodin for today’s Belvedere. Other works purchased for the Belvedere’s collections likewise resulted from direct contacts between the Secessionists and Rodin. Within the framework of the Secession’s IX Exhibition in 1901, several principal works by Rodin were on display in the main room. In 1908, Rainer Maria Rilke initiated a show at the Kunstsalon Heller in order to introduce Rodin to the public as a graphic artist. The Belvedere acquired two sheets shown in this exhibition. During subsequent years, the Belvedere complemented its Rodin holdings by such significant works as a terra cotta design for the monument of Victor Hugo, the writer’s portrait bust, and Eve. These works will be presented next to selected loans and historical photographs in order to illustrate Rodin’s struggle for form on the one hand and concrete relationships among works on the other.

Eugène Druet

Eugène Druet
Eve, undated
Silver gelatin print
38,6 x 28,5 cm
Musée Rodin, Paris
© Musée Rodin, Paris

Exhibition view

Rodin and Vienna, 2010
Exhibition view
© Belvedere, Vienna

Exhibition view

Rodin and Vienna, 2010
Exhibition view
© Belvedere, Vienna

Courtesy Belvedere Wien
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