Rodin: Marble as Flesh

The voluptuosity of the work of Rodin connects him directly with the great Italian scultpors like Michelangelo and Bernini whose work still astonish us for its life-like quality. But while the sense of bodily pleasure in the works of the old masters is always veiled or contained somehow, Rodin’s sensuality is more l open and less afraid of itself, making him probably the first modern sculptor at least in that regard.

Given this “Italian Connection”, so important in Rodin’s work, is only fitting to have an exhibition in Rome – the house of his artistic forebears- thaf aims to bring into focus the importance of the sensual and sensorial pleasure in the work of the French master. A man with a broken nose, a couple that kisses with an intensity unrestrained by any mythological excuse (we are looking at you, Canova): the flesh, the body and the unabashed beauty of its pleasures  are the great themes of this exhibition.

The exposition will be open from February 18 to May 25, 2014 at the Terme di Diocleziano, just around the corner from Yes Hotel and a couple of blocks away from Hotel Des Artistes.