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Rodin and Vienna

A corresponding member of the Vienna Secession, French sculptor Auguste Rodin submitted works for its exhibitions beginning in 1898. The ninth Secession exhibition marked the high point of his involvement, with many of his major works prominently displayed, including Eve, The Age of Iron, The Burghers of Calais, and Rodin’s monument to the great French writer Honoré de Balzac—now considered among his greatest works though met at the time with considerable disapproval. 

Rodin and Vienna
examines the sculptor’s influence on Austrian art and traces the history of the annual Secession shows and Rodin’s many contributions. Part of the Belvedere Gallery’s collection ever since, these masterpieces are here joined by later additions and selected works on loan in order to illustrate the way Rodin wrestled with form. Individual chapters by selected Rodin experts place works into their rightful contexts and demonstrate how the artist made use of his contacts in bourgeois society and intellectual circles to fulfill his ambitions and further his career.


175 pages | 150 color plates | 9 x 11 | © 2010

Art: European Art

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Table of Contents


      Agnes Husslein-Arco

 Rodin in Vienna
      Dietrun Otten

Rodin as a Scenographer and Strategist

      Hélène Pinet

Rodin and Politics

      Rose-Marie Stolberg

Rodin and the Art of the Portrait

      Aline Magnien

A Drypoint by Rodin

      François Blanchetière

The Figure of Eve

      Antoinette Le Normand-Romain

Rodin’s Monument to Victor Hugo

      Antoinette Le Normand-Romain

Rodin’s Portrait of Henri Rochefort

      Sylvie Patry

From Mahler to Mozart: The Evolution of a Portrait

      Véronique Mattiussi

Rodin and Photography

      Hélène Pinet

Rodin’s Impact on Austrian Art

      Stephan Koja and Sylvia Mraz

List of works
Lenders, Photographic credits

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