|Fauno rosso, Roman, 2nd century C.E. Red marble, 66 inches (167.5 cm).|
Another exhibit that I was eager to see was this:
Rodin: Sculptures from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
It seems as if they have a different Rodin exhibit every year at the Nelson, and I've seen quite a few. But now I'm spoiled! After visiting the Rodin Museum in Paris last fall, the bronze casts simply pale in comparison to the original marble works that I was able to view in Paris. Many of the sculptures at the Nelson were small, bronze casts from replicas of Rodin's originals, so the real majesty of Rodin's work is lost. It made me realize how fortunate I was to have had the chance to see Rodin's original works in Paris, and that I'm eager to see them again! Sigh: now only the real thing will do!