Alfonso de Zaragoza Street becomes a museum with sculptures by Rodin 7.
Zaragoza, February 17 .- "The Thinker" and "Monument to the Burghers of Calais", with which revolutionized the concept Auguste Rodin sculpture, you can see from today until March 25 on the street Alfonso de Zaragoza, converted into an outdoor museum.
This site, at the entrance to the Plaza del Pilar in front of the basilica, is "the best tribute" that could render a Rodin, because, cheap kinah, it evokes the interest of the sculptor of religious architecture, as shown general secretary Foundation "La Caixa", Lluis Reverter.
Reverter has brought this exhibition together with the mayor of Zaragoza, Juan Alberto Belloch, regional executive director of the savings institution, Juan Jose Muguruza, and the curator of the Rodin Museum in Paris, Helene Pinet, who subsequently have gone to the street Alfonso to, aika gold, discover these seven sculptures.
It is a sculpture which is displayed to the public as Rodin had conceived, at street level and without a pedestal, with the exception of "The Thinker", the same copy that is placed over the grave of the artist in Meudon, which is placed on a plinth.
"The Thinker" is a, cheap darkfall gold, sculpture that Rodin had created for the composition "The Gates of Hell", representing the poet Dante absorbed in deep meditation and finally, like the rest of the pieces, "acquired its own life" Reverter explained.
The six burghers of Calais evoke a remarkable six were to be executed by King Edward III of England after the surrender of the city in 1347 during the Hundred Years War that convey the image of six men killed and resigned, with the feet and hands disproportionately large in comparison with the body.
They are two jobs that manifests the evolution of Rodin until his death and change their work resulted in the concept of sculpture, which happened to be one discipline Memorial reduced to an art designed to be exposed to air and cause a dialogue with architecture.
This sample is part of the "Art on the Street" in the Obra Social "la Caixa", which has already visited Malaga, Palma, Granada, Valladolid, Seville and Bilbao thanks to the assignment that the Rodin Museum makes the work during the month is closed from October to April.
This is the second time that the work of Auguste Rodin on display in Zaragoza, the first time in 1996 at an exhibition is also sponsored by the savings bank and was seen by 120,000 people, has informed the mayor.
It is also the second exhibition which houses the city's program "Art in the street, behind which was presented in 2008 with sculptures by Manuel Valdes.