EN PASSANT: Impressionism in Sculpture

UNTIL 25 OCTOBER 2020

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EN PASSANT
IMPRESSIONISM IN SCULPTURE

Städel Museum, Exhibition Annex

Even today, a century and a half after its emergence, impressionism still fascinates people worldwide. Especially the paintings, with their loose, sketchy brushwork, bright palette and depictions of everyday scenes, are familiar to us all. The diversity of impressionism in sculpture, on the other hand, is a subject that has received far less scholarly attention to date and is unknown to the broad public. The Städel Museum will present the first major exhibition ever to explore the question of how the attributes of impressionist painting – such as light, colour, movement and even ephemerality – found expression in sculpture. The show will revolve primarily around five artists – Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), Medardo Rosso (1858–1928), Paolo Troubetzkoy (1866–1938) and Rembrandt Bugatti (1884–1916) – whose oeuvres represent the various manifestations of impressionist sculpture.

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Edgar Degas (1834–1917)
Little Dancer of Fourteen Years (Detail), 1878/79–1881
Bronze
H. 98 cm
European Private Collection
Photo: © Städel Museum – Horst Ziegenfusz

Edgar Degas, Little Dancer of Fourteen Years (Detail), 1878/79–1881

Edgar Degas (1834–1917)
Orchestra Musicians, 1872
Oil on canvas
63,6 × 49,0 cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Photo: Städel Museum

Edgar Degas, Orchestra Musicians, 1872

Edgar Degas (1834–1917)
Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, 1878/79–1881
Bronze
H. 98 cm
European Private Collection
Photo: Städel Museum – Horst Ziegenfusz

Edgar Degas, Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, 1878/79–1881

Edgar Degas (1834–1917)
Grand Arabesque, Third Time (First Version), c. 1885–1890
Bronze
44 × 63 × 26,5 cm
Private collection, London
Photo: Ken Adlard

Edgar Degas, Grand Arabesque, c. 1885–1890

Rembrandt Bugatti (1884–1916)
Cow Mooing, 1901
Bronze
23,3 × 37,3 × 24,5 cm
The Sladmore Gallery, London
Photo: The Sladmore Gallery, London

Rembrandt Bugatti, Cow Mooing, 1901

Rembrandt Bugatti (1884–1916)
Lioness Eating
Bronze
16,5 × 70 × 22 cm
The Sladmore Gallery, London
Photo: The Sladmore Gallery, London

Rembrandt Bugatti, Lioness Eating, 1903

Medardo Rosso (1858–1928)
La Portinaia, 1883/84
wax over plaster
38,5 × 31 × 17,5 cm
Collection PCC, Switzerland
Photo: Collection PCC

Medardo Rosso, La Portinaia, 1883/84

Medardo Rosso (1858–1928)
The Golden Age, ca. 1902
Bronze
52,5 × 60,1 cm
Frankfurt am Main, Städel Museum
Photo: Städel Museum

Medardo Rosso, The Golden Age, ca 1902

Eugène Carrière (1849–1906)
The Sleep, 1890
Oil on canvas
66,2 × 82,3 cm
Frankfurt am Main, Städel Museum
Photo: Städel Museum

Eugène Carrière, The Sleep, 1890

Paul Troubetzkoy (1866–1938)
Giovanni Segantini, 1896
Bronze, 98 × 78 × 43 cm
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie
Photo: Andres Kilger

Paul Troubetzkoy, Giovanni Segantini, 1896

Paolo Troubetzkoy (1866–1938)
Adelaide Aurnheimer (After the Ball), 1897
Bronze
43 × 52 cm
Private Collection
Photo: Private Collection

Paolo Troubetzkoy, Adelaide Aurnheimer (After the Ball), 1897

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)
Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1893
Oil on canvas
124 × 99,7 cm
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
Photo: National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1893

Eugène Druet (1868–1917)
The Monument to Honoré de Balzac in the Studio at the Dépôt des Marbres (half-length view), 1896–1900
Gelatin silver paper
39,5 × 29,5 cm
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Kunstbibliothek
Photo: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Kunstbibliothek

Eugène Druet, The Monument to Honoré de Balzac in the Studio at the Dépôt des Marbres (half-length view), 1896–1900

Auguste Rodin (1840–1917)
Balzac, 1897
Bronze
108,5 x 43 x 38 cm
Private Collection
Photo: © Private Collection

Auguste Rodin, Balzac, 1897

Auguste Rodin (1840–1917)
The Head of John the Baptist, 1877/78
Terracotta
30,5 × 23,7 × 21,1 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
Photo: Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

Auguste Rodin, The Head of John the Baptist, 1877/78

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture
Photo: Städel Museum – Norbert Miguletz

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture
Photo: Städel Museum – Norbert Miguletz

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture
Photo: Städel Museum – Norbert Miguletz

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture
Photo: Städel Museum – Norbert Miguletz

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture
Photo: Städel Museum – Norbert Miguletz

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture
Photo: Städel Museum – Norbert Miguletz

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture
Photo: Städel Museum – Norbert Miguletz

Exhibition view EN PASSANT. Impressionism in sculpture
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In the exhibtion film, curators explore the question of how the attributes of impressionist painting – such as light, colour, movement and even ephemerality – found expression in sculpture.


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