Auguste Rodin: Sculpture and the imagination.

  • Friday, November 03, 2017
  • 6:30 PM
  • Alliance francaise

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Suzanne Glover Lindsay, Adjunct Associate Professor in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, has long combined teaching and scholarship with curatorial work, most notably as head of the Sculpture Department of the National Gallery of Art in the 1990s. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century French art and culture who has produced highly-acclaimed museum exhibitions, catalogues, and scholarly books that range from studies of the sculpture of Edgar Degas to French funerary art and cult from 1750 to 1870.

Dr. Lindsay explores the life and work of a sculptor applauded as an international artistic titan in own lifetime. She will investigate an array of Rodin's sculpture, from the iconic Thinker and dramatic Gates of Hell to his playful tiny assemblages, to consider the ways in which his unconventionally expressive forms probed human experience. He forged a unique path toward a timeless ideal for painting and sculpture, poetry, the art that gave us worlds conjured by the poet's imagination and freed our own imagination to explore them.

$20 for AF members; $25 for non-members

A reception will follow


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