Enjoy two talks for the price of one as we celebrate our exciting new display, Rodin: Rethinking the Fragment.
Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker: Revolutionizing Modern Art
It is hard to believe that Rodin’s most famous sculpture,The Thinker, began life as a fragmentary form in his larger work,The Gates of Hell. Curator of Rodin: rethinking the fragment, Barbara Vujanović, will discuss the meanings and history of The Thinker, from its classical sources of inspiration to its widely known status as a representation of thinkers and philosophers.
Auguste Rodin, William Burrell, and Scotland
In 1944, Sir William Burrell donated 9000 objects to the city of Glasgow. Included in this collection was one of the largest groups of works by Auguste Rodin outside of France. Join Pippa Stephenson as she explores Burrell’s interest in the sculptor, placing his taste for Rodin alongside other objects in his collection, and hear how Burrell’s appetite for Rodin fitted within the wider Scottish reception of the artist.
Barbara Vujanović is Senior Curator at the Ivan Meštrović Museum Croatia. In 2015, she co-curated the retrospective of Rodin’s work at the Art Pavilion in Zagreb and, as a result of her participation in the British Museum’s International Training Programme in 2016, she was invited to curate Rodin: rethinking the fragment. She is currently undertaking her doctoral dissertation at Zagreb University on the classical elements in the work of Ivan Meštrović.
Prior to joining Glasgow Museum in 2013, Pippa Stephenson was one of the first Curatorial Trainees for the National Gallery, London. Her research interests range from Frans Hals to Salvador Dali, and projects include investigating El Greco and 16th century Spanish Court portraiture with Glasgow University and the Prado, Madrid.