'Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin' features fifteen iconic works by nineteenth-century French master Auguste Rodin, selected from the Museum's collection by British artist Rachel Kneebone and shown alongside eight of her own large-scale porcelain sculptures. The exhibition, Kneebone's first major museum presentation, will highlight the artists' shared interest in the representation of mourning, ecstasy, death, and vitality in figurative sculpture. The pairing also offers a visual comparison of the two sculptors' materials and processes. The centerpiece of the exhibition, 'The Descent' (2008), is Kneebone's largest work to date. It was inspired by Dante Alighieri's 'Divine Comedy,' as was Rodin's masterpiece 'The Gates of Hell' (1880-1917).
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