Auguste Rodin and Eugène Carrière Exhibition
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This exhibition of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), known as the father of modern sculpture, and Eugène Carrière (1849-1906), known as the painter who taught Matisse and Derain, uses the interchange between these two artists as the basis for exploring the fundamental thoughts and feelings that their work has in common. After Rodin and Carrière got to know each other in 1880, they remained the closest of friends until Carrière's death. They are thought of as the ideal artists, who, through their friendship, transcended the differences between the techniques of sculpture and painting and sought to find the "inner life" which lies below the surface of people and things. They felt a sense of empathy for the symbolist critics and poets of their age and the two of them became pivotal figures in French symbolist art.
This exhibition divides the roughly 137 works of Rodin and Carrière's sculpture, painting, sketches and prints into 5 sections, and various approaches can be taken in understanding the relationship between those sections. Until now there had been no exhibition focusing on both of them together, and so this is a unique opportunity to reassess their work in the framework of symbolism in France at the end of the 19th Century. This exhibition will start in Tokyo and then travel to the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.