What to see this week

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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’

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