Auguste Rodin, John the Baptist, 1878-80, bronze, 2 x 0,82 x 1,14 m, © Kunsthalle Bremen – Der Kunstverein in Bremen © Lars Lohrisch
Masterpieces on the 100th Anniversary of the Artist's Death
On the occassion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), the Kunsthalle Bremen presents masterpieces from its excellent collection by the French sculptor. These include Rodin's radically reastistic figure of John the Baptist (1878-1880) and the smaller cast of three figures from his famous sculpture The Burghers of Calais (1889), which, like the figure of John, were commissioned directly from the artist by the Kunstverein Bremen. Rodin's figures will be joined by contemporary photographs by Candida Höfer (*1944): For her 2000 cycle Douze-Twelve, she photographed all twelve casts of Rodin's The Burghers of Calais at their place of installations around the world.