Rodin Flesh and Marble at the Rodin Museum

Rodin Flesh and Marble : what more evocative title could there be to express the great sculptor's

Rodin Flesh and Marble : what more evocative title could there be to express the great sculptor's amazing ability for suggesting the human form and the emotions it conveys? This is the wonderfully apt name chosen for an exhibition of the works of the artist, along with that of his pupil and muse Camille Claudel, which runs until the 1st September at the world famous Rodin Museum, just over a mile from the Hotel du Danube. [caption id="attachment_251" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Hotel Biron : Musée Rodin - Wikimedia - Photographer Michael Scaduto[/caption]

Rodin Flesh and Marble: an exhibition not to be missed

Rodin Flesh and Marble : Over sixty statues and preparatory studies will be on display, many of which are rarely seen as they belong to private collections. Opened in 1919, the Rodin Museum incorporates two sites; the sculptor's former home at Meudon and the Hotel Biron, a listed historical monument where the permanent collection is housed, and where this Rodin's works exhibition is taken place.

The French sculptor Auguste Rodin was noted for his powerfully realistic work, which expressed character and emotion. The Thinker and The Kiss are probably his most renowned works. Marble is thought to bear a resemblance to flesh and so has from classical antiquity been a favoured medium for representing the human form. Rodin had a special affinity with marble which is fascinatingly highlighted in Rodin Flesh and Marble. He gave life to cold stone and his genius deserves to be celebrated and, in the exquisite surroundings of this beautiful mansion and its gardens which Rodin used as his workshop from 1908, it is celebrated to perfection.

The sculptor donated his works to the French state on the condition that this building be turned into a museum, and the result has become one of the most popular museums in France.

Hotel du Danube Recommends Rodin Flesh and Marble

Set in the heart of Saint Germain des Pres, our tranquil and elegant family run hotel is ideally situated for easy access to the Rodin Museum. The nearest Metro station is only a few minutes away, and our multilingual staff will welcome and assist you during your visit to our beautiful city.

 


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Louvre is an exciting and inspirational choice

Louvre is a must for lovers of art culture and all things beautiful. In the heart of Paris,

Louvre is a must for lovers of art culture and all things beautiful. In the heart of Paris, surrounded by beautiful gardens, take in special exhibitions and exciting activities on your next trip to the capital. A stone's throw away from the museum, the Hotel du Danube Paris is the perfect place to relax after spending days to visit the Louvre. [caption id="attachment_121" align="aligncenter" width="390"] Louvre museum - Tourist office Paris - Photographer Amelie Dupont[/caption]

Louvre brings Art to life

Louvre is a name that's instantly recognisable all over the world and this exciting French institution is home to many famous works of art including the Mona Lisa. The iconic glass triangular building is a Paris landmark and though visitors come to see famous paintings from all over the world, there's so much more to the museum and the surrounding area. The enchanting Tuileries and Carrousel gardens are adjacent to the museum and provide visitors with a beautiful place to walk or shop.

As well as permanent fixtures, the museum hosts a number of special events including “De l'Allemagne, 1800-1939. German Thought and Painting”, from Friedrich to Beckmann which is running until June 24th and features works by Paul Klee, Otto Dix and more in the context of their comparison to the great thinkers of the day such as Goethe.

Or take in the Exhibition of Mexican Art, which is a collection of Masterpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries. There are conference facilities available in the building and there are also several excellent workshops and activities. The museum and area around it are certain to inspire on your trip.

Hotel du Danube Paris is wonderful choice for Louvre

Hotel du Danube Paris is an enchanting hotel with comfortable but beautifully styled rooms and friendly, helpful staff on hand at all times to assist you. You'll be thrilled at the proximity of Hotel du Danube Paris to many exciting landmarks, including the museum which is just a 10 minute walk away, Notre Dame and Musee d'Orsay. The family run Hotel du Danube Paris is in the bustling Saint Germain des Pres is a wonderful choice for your museum break.

 


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Chagall between war and peace , an uplifting exhibition

Chagall between war and peace is currently showing until July 21 in Paris's Musée du Luxembourg;

Chagall between war and peace is currently showing until July 21 in Paris's Musée du Luxembourg; this is a scholarly exposition of Marc Chagall's experiences through his long life which spanned the French revolution, two great wars and the intermittent periods of peace. An ideal place for you to stay, offering easy access to this exhibition is Hotel du Danube where we will go that extra mile to welcome visitors from all four corners of the world.

Chagall between war and peace an exhibition charting social history of the 20th century

In a period of massive social upheaval, this exhibition in the Musee du Luxembourg shows the artist's varying outlook as illustrated in his work over a turbulent century. When you choose to make your base at Paris's Hotel du Danube, you will be just a short walk from Chagall between war and peace (no more than 15 minutes at a pleasant stroll through Paris); one visit to this exhibition will not be enough so you can book tickets for Chagall between war and peace on the Hotel du Danube website.

After a period of wartime exile in the United States (Chagall was Jewish), he returned to France in 1949. His oeuvre from this stage of his life is marked in Chagall between war and peace by the artworks you will see which use a markedly lighter palette than that which he used during his darker days.

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Hotel du Danube in close proximity to Chagall between war and peace exhibition

At the Hotel du Danube, we are in close proximity to both the exhibition and some of the districts portrayed during the artist's early life. At this time, Chagall believed Paris to be in grave danger and his artworks put this across in a bleak rendition of what he had seen. Also depicted is an interpretation of his relationship with his beloved Bella with whom he later fled. Overall, despite a gloomy backrop, this is an uplifting exhibition with many cheering highlights.

 


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