Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Song-osity: Rodin

Metamorphosis, whatever this is...
Everyday is a transformation...
Everyday is a revelation...
A metamorphosis...

{Hilary Duff - Metamorphosis}

I took a personal day on Friday (use it or lose it) and drove up to Salem to see the new Rodin exhibit. I love sculpture and he is really one of a kind when it comes to the art.

His works are amazing, heavy, dense, powerful pieces. Rodin considered metamorphosis when sculpting. He saw his works as ever changing, not final polished pieces. It really does appear that way. There was a movement and power to each amazing work of stone and bronze.

I need to get to the Rodin museum in Philly for sure now!
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16 thoughts on the matter:

Tom said... {Reply}

I will have to "think" about this!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

Looks amazing!

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

Very nice.

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

Ohhhh how fun to get away for the day & soak in some art.

Claire Justine said... {Reply}

Lovely pictures Tamar :)

Deanna said... {Reply}

What a pleasant day to spend your "use it" day! Pretty darn amazing!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

I'm hit with Rodin a lot this week. My SIL are in Paris and just posted pics from the Musee Rodin and now your post.... I love Rodin's work and remembering spending a few hours at the Musee Rodin when I was there.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

I've been wanting to get the Rodin museum in Philly! Now I really want to too!

NCSue said... {Reply}

Very nice.
I admit I'm more of a Michelangelo than a Rodin fan, but they both appeal to me because their work seems to be a realist (though sometimes over-optimistic) portrayal of the human form.
I think the fact that I was able to see The Pieta during the NY World's Fair back in the 60's may have much to do with my preference for Michelangelo. This was a soul-shaking experience for me at an age when it was difficult to shake my soul.
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An Apel a Day said... {Reply}

These are super cool. I'd like one for my house. My husband does bronze castings, but his are more abstract.

Linda said... {Reply}

Yes, powerful is an apt description. I've seen a couple of Rodin exhibits.

likeschocolate said... {Reply}

Such a powerful collection! Saw many years ago!

DrillerAA said... {Reply}

Some powerful images indeed. A couple of the pieces seem to have a lot of anguish sculpted into them,especially the hands. Have a blessed day.

Molly said... {Reply}

The Rodin Museum in Philly really is fabulous, well worth a trip


barbara said... {Reply}

Since when I saw the museum in Paris, Rodin is one of my favorite! What he created is stunning!

Ida said... {Reply}

I must say his work is certainly interesting. I almost find it a bit (disturbing) but also fascinating.