Day 4 - 20th March - Paris: Musée Rodin (Part 3)
Paolo and Francesca
There was a whole series
The Age of Bronze
Writeup on The Age of Bronze, with photograph of the model Auguste Neyt posing
The Call to Arms
Pedestal with Titans; Rodin, Carrier-Belleuse
Various Paintings. I didn't know Rodin painted too
Young Girl with Roses on Hat
The Three Shades
Rodin in front of the Gates of Hell, Käsebier
Fallen Caryatid Carrying Her Stone
I love Caryatids
I'd seen a few of these items in the Musée D'Orsay. Ahh, the joys of bronzes - reproductions!
Rodin working at his Gates of Hell, Bourdelle
Bust of Balzac, Nude Study C, folded Arms
Apotheosis of Victor Hugo
Explanatory writeup on how the Burghers of Calais was not well-received in Calais
Bust of Victor Hugo
Some of the non-Rodin - the non-bronze/sculpture material, at that - was quite nice.
Virgin of the Seven Sorrows. Mid-16th - first quarter of 17th century.
Pere Tanguy, Vincent Van Gogh
Hand emerging from the thombe (sic)
3 excellent Greek vases. I liked them so much I took pictures of all of them. They were in suspiciously good condition, so I suspect they were restored in the era before it was fashionable to make restoration obvious. So apart from gluing the fragments together, they probably touched up the paint to cover the cracks.
Christ and the Magdelene
Pygmalion and Galatea
Tower of Labour
The Rodin bronzes were not bad, but they couldn't hold a candle to the Bernini ones. I'm not sure if this was due to skill or to style.