Afternoon Salon

Rodin and Chola Bronzes

Pierre de Wissant, Vetu, 1884-95
Auguste Rodin 
French, 1840-1917
Bronze, Edition of IV, Cast No. I Coubertin Foundry-1983
84-1/4 x 39-1/2 x 47-3/4 in. (214.0 x 100.3 x 121.3 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

Rodin and Chola Bronzes

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Educator: Staff Educator
Type: Afternoon Salon

Picasso was not the only modern artist interested in work from other cultures. Auguste Rodin, who is credited with single-handedly reviving sculpture in the late 19th century, was enamored of Chola bronzes from southern India, and he even wrote poems about them. Compare and contrast these sensual and sacred works, which form one of the premier collections of Chola sculpture outside of India, with works by Rodin, one of the greatest sculptors of European art.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | The program is free with admission and limited to 20 participants. | Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.