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The Making of Rodin - Huon Mallalieu

Arts | By Huon Mallalieu

The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin, 1889

A show of Rodin's work at the Tate Modern explores his methods and gives a sense of his workshop. By Huon Mallalieu

Room 36 may be one of the smallest in the National Gallery but it is also one of my favourites. In it hang just four paintings: two by Claude Lorrain and two by Turner, who had left his Dido building Carthage and Sun rising through Vapour to the Gallery, on the condition that they always hang between the older master’s Seaport and Mill. He passionately admired and learned much from Claude, but was determined to show that he could outdo him. ...


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