In tandem with the retrospective at the Grand Palais, the Rodin Museum compares 50 sculptures by Rodin with over a hundred photos by Mapplethorpe to show their similarities. Very interesting!
Here’s all the info.
Rodin and Mapplethorpe may not have has exactly the same approach, but the similarities in their work are nonetheless striking. An obsession for the physique (masculine for one, feminine for the other) is obvious.
The exhibition uses seven themes to explain the links between the two artists (black and white / shaed and light, eroticism and damnation, movement and tension…)
Apart from the usual guided visits, an interesting event is on offer (if you understand a bit of French) – an hour-long ‘theatrical read’ enticingly called “Mapplethorpe, the eyes of a fire stealer” (in French) with singer Sapho and actor Charles Gonzalès.
Opene every day except Mondays from 10am – 5.45pm
Admission: 10.80€ / 8.80€
Joint ticket with the exhibition at the Grand Palais: 16€
Official site: www.musee-rodin.fr
French-speakers can consult the full press release below. Click the fullscreen button under the image below, or simply click here.