Rodin/Arp, German

Catalogue of the 2020/21 exhibition

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Two Masters in Dialogue

For the first time in a museum exhibition—and hence, in this catalogue—the groundbreaking work of a great innovator of late-nineteenth-century sculpture encounters the influential work from a protagonist of twentieth-century abstract sculpture: Auguste Rodin meets Hans (Jean) Arp. Both artists are characterized by their unique artistic innovations and the joy of experimentation; both strongly influenced their eras and have lost nothing of their topicality to this day. As sculptural milestones, the creations of Rodin and Arp illustrate in a vivid and exemplary way fundamental aspects in the development of modern sculpture. Rodin’s pioneering ideas and new artistic horizons for sculpture were taken up by Arp and fascinatingly developed, reinterpreted, or contrasted. Indeed, both oeuvres exhibit numerous artistic affinities and points of reference, which become a particularly revealing visual experience in this clever juxtaposition.

The exhibition catalogue was nominated and is on the shortlist "The Most Beautiful German Books 2021" of the Stiftung Buchkunst.

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Details 200 pages with 125 illustrations
Edition Hardback
Language German
Size 27.4 x 31 cm