Meeting with Prof. Jacques de Caso, Univ. OF California, Berkeley (2)

In Restaurant La Bohème, where our team spent several hours with him, we discussed the backgrounds of the plaster collection now being donated to the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Canada, and the discussion it has triggered.
Relating to our report "Rodin at the ROM - What is the Original", Prof. de Caso maintained that the debate should not concentrate on the exact age of the items, since all plasters are multiples anyway, reproduced from a clay model that was destroyed in the process of copying. The focus of research should be on the morphological similarity to this lost original or to other, generally accepted reference plasters.

De Caso confirmed that the dimensions given by Museum catalogs often lack precision and that no uniform method of determining width and depth has been agreed upon between experts. We reported on our projects and de Caso recommended we continue to develop more objective methods to measure dimensions and concentrate on a few Rodin subjects that are part of various collections - like the Thinker -, so that these examples can be compared after such methods. In this sense, Prof. de Caso strongly supported the direction our project has taken since the Toronto Rodin Symposium in November 2001. 

We also discussed the goals and possibilities of the Rodin-Web platform, the publishing policy of the Musée Rodin and some biographical aspects of Rodin's last years.

The evening was concluded by a dinner together with Dr Hubertus Kohle, Professor for Art History, and Dr Katja Kwastek, responsible for Art History and Modern Media at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte of the LMU University, Munich.

Eve, plaster, 
Spreckels Collection

Eve, plaster, 
MacLaren Center


 "Rodin´s Thinker - Signficant Aspects", Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco/Demia Press, 1973, 30 p., ill. (together with Patricia B. Sanders)
Exhibition: "Serial Sculpture in Nineteenth-Century France," Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, edited by J. Wasserman, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Harvard University Press, 1975, 267 p.
 "Rodin sculpture: a critical study of the Spreckels Collection, California Palace of the Legion of Honor", Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1977, 360 p., ill. (together with Patricia B. Sanders)
Exhibition: Statues de Chair. Sculptures de James Pradier 1790-1853, Genève-Paris, 1985-86, 404 p.
"David d'Angers : l'avenir de la mémoire: étude sur l'art signalétique à l'époque romantique", 1988, 223 p.
"A propos du petit bronze et de la sculpture sérielle au XIXe siecle: le Répertoire alphabétique inédit de Ch. B. Metman", Archives de l'Art Français. Documents sur la sculpture française et Répertoire des fondeurs du XIXe siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 157-218.
"David d´Angers: Sculptural Communication in the Age of Romanticism", Princeton University Press, 1992.
"Géricault: Actes du colloque organisé par le Service culturel du musée du Louvre du 14 au 16 novembre 1991 et au musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen le 17 novembre 1991, sous la direction scientifique de Régis Michel, conservateur au musée du Louvre", Ed. La documentation française, 1996, 1094 p., 2 vol., with a contribution by Jacques de Caso.
"Rodin: Eros and Creativity", Rainer Crone, Siegfried Salzmann, Jacques de Caso, David Moos, Ginger Danto, Ursula Heiderich, Claudie Judrin, Alain Kirili, Kirk Varnedoe, Prestel Verlag, München, 1992; Hardcover, 239 p., ill;
Exhibition: "The Drawing Speaks: Works by Theophile Bra", Houston. The Menil Collection, Dec. 1997-March March 1998 / Le dessin parle.... By Jacques de Caso, André Bigotte. Preface: Hubert Damisch; Houston, 1997; 120p., 50 ill.,  4to.
"The Written Drawing: The work of Théophile Bra", in Representations, 2000, nr. 72: p. 82-96.
Théophile Bra. L'Evangile Rouge. Texte établi, annoté et présenté par Jacques de Caso avec la collaboration de André Bigotte, Postface de Frank Bowman, Paris, Gallimard, 2000, 320 p.




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