What to see this week
Rodin: The Birth of Modern Sculpture is at Bowman Sculpture, 6, Duke Street, London SW1, from June 7 to July 27 (020–7930 0277; www.bowmansculpture.com)
More than 30 works for sale celebrate 100 years since the sculptor’s death in the UK’S most comprehensive centenary show dedicated to Auguste Rodin. They include a rare lifetime cast of Eternal Spring and renowned pieces such as The Thinker (right), The Kiss, Balzac and Man with a Broken Nose; previously unseen drawings and original copies of letters are also on show.
Meanwhile, in Paris, Rodin’s creative universe is explored in ‘Rodin: L’exposition du centenaire’ at the Grand Palais until July 31 (www.grandpalais.fr), featuring more than 200 of his works alongside sculptures and drawings by others influenced by him, such as Bourdelle, Brâncusi, Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Beuys, Baselitz and Gormley.
Three selling exhibitions of art inspired by the sea
Kurt Jackson: the Cornish seas is at Messum’s, 28, Cork Street, London W1, from May 31 to June 23 (www.messums.com; 020– 7437 5545)
At the Water’s Edge: new work by John Thornton is at Kentmere House Gallery, 53, Scarcroft Hill, York, North Yorkshire, from June 3 to July 2 (01904 656507; www.kentmerehouse.co.uk)
Between Tides is at The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh, 6, Dundas Street, Edinburgh until June 17 (01315 574050;
www.fasedinburgh.com), featuring works by Will Maclean, Sam Bough, William Mctaggart, W. S. Macgeorge, John Boyd, William Wilson, Ian Fleming and others that explore Scotland’s working culture of the sea.
It’s been 100 years since the death of Auguste Rodin, ‘the Michelangelo of France’