New Rodin expo explores sculptor's deep ties with Belgium

The Museum of Fine Arts Mons will present an original exhibition of works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). From 13 April until 18 August, visitors can enjoy Rodin: A Modern Renaissance, which explores the sculptor's ties to Belgium.

Rodin spent six years living and working in Brussels, where he worked on ornamentation for the Brussels Stock Exchange and created one of his most iconic pieces, The Age of Bronze. The Museum of Fine Arts Mons aims to showcase his works in a way that centres on his accomplishments during his time in Belgium.

Thanks to numerous discoveries and comparisons with Rodin’s sources of inspiration (Michelangelo, Vesalius, Mabuse, Rubens), the expo will shine a light on Rodin's interest in the Renaissance.

In collaboration with contemporary Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere, Rodin's relevance to modern art will be highlighted through the nearly 200 works, including monumental sculptures and drawings.

Rodin's The Age of Bronze ©BRIDGEMAN

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