From Rodin to Bourgeois: Sculpture in the 20th century

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A video about the evolution of sculpture in the West, part of the major retrospective of modern sculpture in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
Henry Moore

Henry Moore (1898 – 1986, United Kingdom) is often regarded as the father of modern British sculpture. His large-scale bronze and marble sculptures can be found in public parks and plazas around the world.

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Auguste Rodin, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Umberto Boccioni, Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois and many more... These are the main players in this major retrospective of modern sculpture.

From Rodin to Bourgeois: Sculpture in the 20th century pinpoints the key developments in modern European and American sculpture. From Rodin’s Balzac right through to Sandback’s yarn sculptures and Bourgeois’s famous spiders: the exhibition is a journey through the high points in the history of sculpture in the West.

According to the cliché, The Netherlands is a country of painting, not of sculpture. The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is keen to prove that the opposite is the case. This autumn’s wide-ranging exhibition will extend well beyond the confines of the museum, focusing public attention on the art of sculpture and its many virtuoso practitioners in the Western world.

The exhibition has been created in close collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh.

From Rodin to Bourgeois: Sculpture in the 20th century
The evolution of sculpture in the West 
15 October 2016 – 22 January 2017
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

Video credits

  • Film: Studio Gerrit Schreurs
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