Thinker plaster, 1904/05


National Museum, Poznan

Al. Marcinkowskiego 9,
61-745 Poznań, Poland

Tel. +48 - 61 - 856 80 00
Fax +48 - 61 - 851 58 98

Curator for 19th Century Art: Piotr Michalowski

The National Museum in Poznan was called the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum in the days Poland still was a part of the German Empire - till 1918. Between 1939 and 1945, the Germans occupied Poland again.

The Museum owns an original plaster version (183.5 cm) of the enlarged Thinker, donated in 1905 by P.W. Uhle, owner of Uhlenhof Estate (now Gorzewo, Obornik).




Unfortunately, this Website is not ready yet and at the moment only shows a photo of the Museum.


Levél a könyvtárnak

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Hôsök tere
Budapest, Hungary

Tel. +36 - 1 - 343 - 97 59 (Information)
Fax +36 - 1 - 343 - 82 98

Curator for Sculpture: Janos Eisler

The Budapest Museum was among those institutions that ordered work from Rodin at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900, thus helping Rodin to cover the considerable costs for his pavillion. Today, following works are on display:

   The Age of Bronze,  lifesize paper-maché cast, purchased from the artist in 1900 [Spear pl. 128 S] (another paper-maché copy is in Cleveland)

   Eternal Springtime, marble

   The Kiss, bronze (reduced)

   The Sirens, bronze, enlarged version, H. 17"

   Bust of Jean-Paul Laurens, bronze

   Bust of the sculptor Falguière, bronze

The Museum also owns some drawings, among which:

  Femme nue à l´atelier [Eros, p. 153]

   Mme Sévèrine, 1893, charcoal, 32.1 x 27 cm
      [Lampert Nr. 159, pl. 266]




Narodni Gallery, Prague

Prague 7, Dukelskych hrdinu 47
Czech Republic

Tel. +420 - 2 - 24 30 10 24

The Bohemian Manès Societey organized a major Rodin exhibition in Spring 1902, comprising 88 sculptures and nearly as many drawings - by far the most complete Rodin exhibition during the artist´s lifetime, according to Grunfeld. For this purpose, a glasshouse was built in the Kinsky Garden. On March 1, 1909, Bourdelle was speaker at the Congress "Rodin and Sculpture" in the Prague National Club.






Muzej Mimara
Rooseveltov Trg 5
HR-10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska

Tel. + 385 - 1 - 48 28 100
Fax + 385 - 1- 45 51 359

Croatia ist the homeland of the sculptor Ivan Meštrović, who moved to Paris where he lived 1905-1907. His exhibition in the Salon d'Automne attracted the attention of Auguste Rodin who commented that 'Meštrović was the greatest phenomenon among sculptors.'

The Zagreb Museum is based on works from the collection of Ante Topić Mimara. The Website states the sculpture collection includes works from classical antique sculpture, to medieval, to Rodin. Further enquiries learned me, though, that the sculpture work formerly attributed to Rodin now is thought to be produced by Medardo Rosso. The authenticity of a paper sheet with a sketch of Balzac's statue and two female figures reminding of Rodin's sapphistic figures in motion is also questioned now by Slaven Perović, Senior Curator of Drawings, since he discovered an almost vanished seal in the right corner. After UV photography, the name of Jean Veber could be read here. Still unclear is if the drawings were produced by Veber or merely have been his property.

The 1968 Rodin exhibition at the Umetnicki Paviljon (Art Pavillion) was organized by the Zagreb Museum of Modern Art(formerly Galerije Grada Zagreba), which does not own any Rodinwork but was so kind to send me the 1968 catalog:

  Cécile Goldscheider (Hrsg.) Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917
Galerije Grada Zagreba, [1968] Catalog of an exhibition held July 3-Aug. 25, 1968, Umetnicki Paviljon.



www.art.museum.ro/ museum.html

E-mail: national.art@art.museum.ro


C. Brancusi, Sleep,
1908, white marble

National Museum of Art, Bucharest


Calea Victoriei no. 49-53,
70101 Bucharest, Romania

Tel. (401) 315 51 93
Fax (401) 312 43 27

Mariana Dragu, Curator for European Painting and Sculpture
E-mail: dragu@art.museum.ro

Romania's leading art museum was founded in 1948 to house the former Royal Collection along with those of various other museums in Bucharest.

The Museum´s Website mentions an exhibition on the Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi (1876 -1957), held 1999, comprising thirteen sculptures from the Museum's collection. Brancusi, arriving in Paris by 1904, had learned from Rodin but deliberately tried to escape from his influence, in order to develop his own style. The exhibition documents Brancusi´s change toward a personal sculptural idiom.


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