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L’OMBRE / THE SHADE Auguste rodin. Truman Bartlett (contemporary American sculptor) “saw The Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’. James Huneker:

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L’OMBRE / THE SHADE

Auguste rodin


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James Huneker:

“This Gate is a frieze of Paris as deeply significant of modern inspiration and sorrow as the Parthenon frieze is the symbol of the great clean beauty of Hellas.”

The Gates of hell about the despair of modern life

Theme dominates

20th century art


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Temporary introduction exhibit Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’Rodin’s world

Antoine-Louis Barye

tissot

dalou

steichen

Fatin-latour

renoir

carpeaux


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  • L’OMBRE / THE SHADE Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

  • Auguste rodin

  • Concept c. 1880

  • Bronze Casting 1967 no. 10 /12, musee rodin

  • 37 ¼” x 20 ¼” x 11 ¼” – roughly 3 ft tall

  • Acquired by dominion gallery, montreal – march 1967

  • Acquired by private collector tokyo circa 1998

  • Acquired from the private collectorby present owner

  • Christie’s auction 6 november 2008

  • Estimated $250,000 - $350,000


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  • L’OMBRE / THE SHADE Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

  • Auguste rodin

  • 11/6/2008 - The kiss - 33 ¼” - 1965 cast Georges Rudier - $962,500

  • 2/2/2004 - the thinker - 28” - late 1920s / 1930s cast alexis rudier - $2,756,000

  • 5/11/2000 - the shade - 37” - 1960 cast georges rudier - $170,750

  • Consideration of market, size, foundry, provenance

  • 1967 casting by georges rudier

  • 37 1/4” tall

  • 2008 art market

  • About 3 previous owners, dominion gallery for 30 years, private ownership 10 years

  • $314,500 suggested bid


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Auguste rodin Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

1840 - 1917

  • Working class origins


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Auguste rodin Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

1840 - 1917

  • Working class origins

  • Attended petite École – taught by horace lecoq de boisbaudran


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Self-Portrait Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

Horace Lecoq de Boisbaudran


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Boisbaudran students Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

-represented in Chrysler Collection-

The rhinemaidens

Bust of angeline carioni

The artists’ wives

Portrait of leon maitre

Fatin-Latour

tissot

Dalou


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The Training of the memory in art Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’


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Auguste rodin Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

1840 - 1917

  • Working class origins

  • Attended petite École – taught by horace lecoq de boisbaudran

  • Refused entrance to grand École


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Auguste rodin Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

1840 - 1917

  • Working class origins

  • Attended petite École – taught by horace lecoq de boisbaudran

  • Refused entrance to grand École

  • 1864 worked with Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse – mass produced objets d’art


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vase Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

Fantasy bust

Abduction of Hippodamie (L'Enlevement)

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse


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Auguste rodin Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

1840 - 1917

  • Working class origins

  • Attended petite École – taught by horace lecoq de boisbaudran

  • Refused entrance to grand École

  • 1864 worked with Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse – mass produced objets d’art

  • Also lessons from Antoine-Louis Barye


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Panther attacking stag Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

Jaguar and hare

Lion crushing serpent

Antoine-Louis Barye

-as represented in the chrysler’s collection-


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Auguste rodin Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

1840 - 1917

  • Working class origins

  • Attended petite École – taught by horace lecoq de boisbaudran

  • Refused entrance to grand École

  • 1864 worked with Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse – mass produced objets d’art

  • Also lessons from Antoine-Louis Barye

  • 1875 trip to italy – inspired by michelangelo


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The dying slave Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

michelangelo

  • The Age of Bronze 1876

  • Rodin

  • -represented in the chrysler collection-


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Auguste rodin Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

1840 - 1917

  • Working class origins

  • Attended petite École – taught by horace lecoq de boisbaudran

  • Refused entrance to grand École

  • 1864 worked with Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse – mass produced objets d’art

  • Also lessons from Antoine-Louis Barye

  • 1875 trip to italy – inspired by michelangelo

  • Through salon invites, was introduced to turquet, minister of fine arts


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Auguste rodin Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

1840 - 1917

  • Working class origins

  • Attended petite École – taught by horace lecoq de boisbaudran

  • Refused entrance to grand École

  • 1864 worked with Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse – mass produced objets d’art

  • Also lessons from Antoine-Louis Barye

  • 1875 trip to italy – inspired by michelangelo

  • Through salon invites, was introduced to turquet, minister of fine arts

  • 1880- Commissioned to create door for musee of decorative arts


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Auguste rodin Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

1840 - 1917

  • Working class origins

  • Attended petite École – taught by horace lecoq de boisbaudran

  • Refused entrance to grand École

  • 1864 worked with Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse – mass produced objets d’art

  • Also lessons from Antoine-Louis Barye

  • 1875 trip to italy – inspired by michelangelo

  • Through salon invites, was introduced to turquet, minister of fine arts

  • 1880- Commissioned to create door for musee of decorative arts

  • Created gates of hell inspired by dante’s inferno


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  • The gates of hell Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

  • - Origin of l’ombre -


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  • Gates of paradise Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

  • Ghiberti & Sansovino

Baptistry, florence


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  • The gates of hell Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

  • - Origin of l’ombre -

Original plaster at Musee d’orsay


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  • The gates of hell Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

  • - Origin of l’ombre -

Drawing of The Gates with Adam and Eve and the three shades 1880-1881

Musee rodin


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  • The gates of hell Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

  • - Origin of l’ombre -

Jaques-Ernest Bulloz. Rodin’s Studio at Meudon c. 1913


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  • The gates of hell Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’

  • - Origin of l’ombre -

Jaques-Ernest Bulloz. Rodin’s Studio at Meudon c. 1913


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Thank you Shades as ‘phantoms’ and a ‘trio of despair’ who tell ‘the story of the whole door.’