Rodin et la danse
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Rodin and Dance from April 7 to July 22, 2018 at the musée Rodin.
From the 1890s, new experiences elevated dance to the status of art in its own right, far from the codified and mundane entertainment that it could be until then. Sensitive to these innovations, Auguste Rodin is interested in exceptional personalities, including Loïe Fuller and Hanako. The highlight of these meetings was established with the Cambodian dancers performing in Paris for the World Fair. When they leave, Rodin will say that "they took the beauty of the world with them".
The complicity shared with the artisans of this revolution leads Rodin to link dance and sculpture to the point of confusing them in their common exploration of the possibilities of the human body. Rodin is interested in dance in all its forms, be it regional or extra-european folk dances, performances of cabaret dancers, the main personalities of contemporary dance or, interest he shares with Isadora Duncan, practices of dance in antiquity.
This book proposes to share this discovery of the world of the dance that made Rodin. It revolves around the famous series of Dance Movements never exposed during the life of the sculptor and nearly a hundred drawings including the famous corpus of Cambodian Dancers.
Rodin's initiation into the art of movement is evoked through his encounters with the dancers of the time. A body of exceptional works combines sculptures, photographs and drawings, plunging the reader into a world of grace and poetry.
- Number of pages :
- Dimensions :
- 22,1 × 28,5 × 2 cm
- Artist :
- Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
- Art movement :
- 19th century
- Publication :
- Avril 2018