23 October 2009 - 28 February 2010. This exhibition is not only interesting due to the breathtaking beauty of the work on display, but also because of the fresh questions it poses. Separated by a generation, Henri Rodin and Auguste Matisse met for the first time 100 years ago. At the time Matisse was thirty and Rodin sixty. Matisse's career as a painter was taking off whereas Rodin was an extremely well-established artist who dominated European sculpture. The exhibition explores the affinities and differences between the two artists, including the dejection felt by Matisse after Rodin advised him to produce more 'polished' drawings. An important aspect of the show is its evaluation of sculpture by Matisse, in light of his friendship with Rodin.
Tues-Sun 10.00-17.45 (Wed 10.00-20.45)