Lecture
Late Rodin and his subversion of classical art

Friday 22 June 2018,
18.30–19.30
BP Lecture Theatre
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During Rodin’s late period he began collecting antique art, and he created strange, lumpy, sexualised figures, as a well as works derived from enlargements, fragments and hybrids.

In this lecture, curator, author and former Director of the Whitechapel Gallery Catherine Lampert considers how the artist's understanding – and subversion – of the art of antiquity corresponded to conflicting desires that led to original ideas for displays, including Rodin's plans for ‘temples’ and a bas relief procession within the unrealised La Tour du Travait (1898–1899).


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Catherine Lampert. Photo: Peter Guenzel.