A gay photographer in seedy 1970s New York and an angry painter in war-torn Germany – Robert Mapplethorpe and Anselm Kiefer are better known for controversial messages rather than their works’ composition and style. But the shapes and imagery of their art pulse with the curves, shades and space of 19th-century French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Inspired by two recent exhibitions at the Musée Rodin in Paris, writer and art historian Marie-Ann Mancio explores the radical brilliance of Rodin and the sculptor’s influence on contemporary artists Robert Mapplethorpe and Anselm Kiefer.
In time for the upcoming exhibition Rodin and the British Museum 26 April-29 July 2018.
Evening event with cash bar.
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