Event: Moore Rodin
Location: Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Hertfordshire, SG10
A major new exhibition in the Hertfordshire countryside shows two giants of modern European sculpture alongside each other. Moore-Rodin compares the great English sculptor Henry Moore with 19th century modernist pioneer, Auguste Rodin, in the grounds of Moore’s studio at Perry Green.
The exhibition includes Moore’s reclining figures and Rodin’s Burghers of Calais (Moore’s favourite sculpture) – shown here at ground level – and his sculpture of Adam. At first glance Rodin’s detailed human figures and Moore’s semi-abstract forms don’t have much in common but Moore was fascinated with Rodin and collected his work, although the two had very different techniques.
It is the first time that another artist’s works have been shown alongside Henry Moore at Moore’s home. It is also the first time that Rodin’s work has been shown in the British countryside, and the exhibition also includes drawings by both artists.
Perry Green is about an hour and a quarter by car from London.
Moore Rodin is at the Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green, near Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire until 27 Oct 2013. Open 11am-5pm, Wed to Sun & on public holidays.