An insightful exploration of Antony Gormley’s work and his lifelong engagement with Auguste Rodin
Antony Gormley (b. 1950) is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations, and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. Tracing a dialogue between the influential British sculptor and Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), this book explores the work of two of the most well-known and respected sculptors of their respective times. This fascinating encounter is staged through extensive installation photography of Gormley’s work within and around the Musée Rodin in Paris, never-before-seen drawings, workbooks, and models from the artist’s studio, as well as Rodin’s own sculptures, maquettes, and drawings. Seen together, it invites readers to reflect on the artists’ shared investment in questioning what the body offers sculpture as a subject, object, and reflexive tool. Featuring new authoritative scholarship, as well as an insightful and wide-ranging conversation with Gormley, this beautifully illustrated volume documents the enduring impact of Rodin’s work on Gormley.
Musée Rodin, Paris (October 17, 2023–March 3, 2024)
Sophie Biass-Fabiani is curator at the Musée Rodin, Paris. Michael Green is a writer, editor, and publications coordinator at Antony Gormley Studio. Dieter Roelstraete is curator of the Neubauer Collegium at the University of Chicago. Thalia Allington-Wood is lecturer in Renaissance and Early Modern Art History at The Warburg Institute, University of London. Jean-Hubert Martin is an art historian, curator, and honorary director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou.
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