Jean d´Aire or Man with a Key, bronze (204,5 x 71,5 x
Fine Art Museum, Brussels
In 2001, this Museum could celebrate its bicentenary 1801 -2001.
The sculptures of the 19th century are distributed over a number of
sections in the museum. A hundred or so of them can be admired among the
paintings in the building reserved for the 19th century and which can be
reached from the entrance of the Museum of Modern Art, Place Royale,
1-2, 1000 Brussels.
A further hundred small and medium-sized works are displayed in the
sculpture gallery. Finally, twenty of the most imposing sculptures are
displayed in the forum and its surroundings. In addition to these works
are those exhibited in the Antoine Wiertz Museum, Rue Vautier 62, 1050
Brussels, and the Constantin Meunier Museum, Rue de l'Abbaye 59, 1050
The Museums show work by Constantin Meunier, George Minne, Aristide
Maillol, among others.
The Thinker, bronze, H. 27"
Jean d´Aire, 1884-86, bronze, over-lifesize version,
Alexis Rudier, H. 80¾"
(one of four over-lifesize versions
Fallen Caryatid carrying her Stone, 1880-81,
stone, H. 24½"
[Athena Spear, 1967, pl. 75]
71 rue Jean Van Volsem
B - 1050 Bruxelles
Tel. + 32 - 2 - 515 64 21 / 22
Fax + 32 - 2 - 515 64 24
Curator for the permanent collection: Isabelle Six
This Museum holds 8 works by Auguste Rodin, among which:
Eve, plaster, H. 69", produced and presented
in 1929 by the Musée Rodin
Idyll of Ixelles (marble and plaster)
a complete list, click here.
Press releases and articles:
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi
Place du Manège
B - 6000 Charleroi
Tel. +32 - 71 - 30 15 97
Theme exhibition: Rodin in Belgium
September 7 -14 December, 1997
The exhibition encompassed 240 major works including 90 sculptures
(Bourgeois of Calais, the Monument to Victor Hugo, Balzac, Gates of Hell
and others, supplied mainly by the Rodin Museums in Paris and Meudon),
drawings, sanguines (red chalk drawings) and paintings, as well as the
work of Belgian artists from Rodins personal collection. Special
attention is paid to Rodin´s work produced during his early years in
Belgium and other aspects of his relation to this country - which was
quite disturbed after the suggestion, raised in the Etoile Belge
of 29 Jan. 1877, the Age of Bronze had been created through moulage
Catalog: Rodin et la Belgique (Rodin en Belgie):
7 sept. - 14 déc. 1997, Ville de Charleroi, Palais des
Burghers of Calais, 3rd cast 1905
© Photo: Olaf Berger
MUSEE ROYAL, Parc Mariemont
Musée royal de Mariemont
100 Chaussée de Mariemont
B - 7140 Morlanwelz
Tel. +32 - 64 - 21 21 93
Fax +32 - 64 - 26 29 24
This Museum´s collections is based on the art work collected by the
industrial Raoul Warocqué (1870-1917). In 1905, Warocqé ordered the
third cast of the Burghers of Palais. The next year, it was installed in
the Mariemont Parc on a low pedestal (1 m). In 1911, it was removed to
the left side of the courtyard and put on a higher pedestal, to
establish a symmetrical compostion with Vers la Vie by the
Belgian sculptor Victor Rousseau, who was not prepared to give up the
traditional monumental perspective. Today, Rodin´s work is located in
the entrance hall. In 1997-98, the Museum staged an exhibition around
this work and its history, together with the Glaskastenmuseum Marl in
Catalog: Dr U. Rüth, J.A. Scholl Gen. Eisenwerth, T.
Appel, K.H. Brosthaus: Auguste Rodin - Le monument des Bourgeois de
Calais - Postérité et filiations. Mariemont, Musée Royal, 1998, 198
p. Exhibition in Marl 23 Nov. 1997-1 March 1998, in Mariemont 27
March-21 June 1998.
Head of Pierre de Wissant
Bronze 82 cm.
MUSEUM VOOR SCHONE KUNSTEN, GENT
Museum voor Schone Kunsten
B - 9000 Gent
Tel. +32 - 9 - 222 17 03
Fax +32 - 9 - 221 60 15
The Ghent Museum of Fine Arts collection consists mainly of
paintings. The state-of-the-art Website with a searchable database and
list of artists represented shows only one entry on Rodin, the Head of
Pierre de Wissant, although the Museum has at least one more bronze head
by Rodin: a portrait bust of Paul de Vigne, bronze, displayed in the
1995 Dutch exhibition.
In 1998, the Museum organized a theme
exhibition on Flemish and European painting and sculpture around 1900.
In this context, attention was paid to Rodin and his contacts with
Fernand Scribe, an amateur painter and collector, who left his whole
collection to the Ghent museum in 1913 by legacy.
Library: Dieter Lampens,
scientific librarian email@example.com
Koninklijk Museum voor schone kunsten, Antwerpen
B - 2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 - 3 - 238 78 09
Fax +32 - 3 - 248 08 10
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp is the oldest and most
important museum of the Flemish Community. The collection consists of
more than 13,000 pictures, sculptures, prints and drawings. On the
second floor, Room 'C' ist dedicated to Auguste Rodin.
The Age of Bronze, 1876-77, bronze,
H. 71 x W. 28 x D. 20", on
Middelheim Sculpture Garden
Portrait of Henri de Rochefort, bronze
Fallen Caryatid carrying her Stone, 1880-81,
bronze, H 17 1/8"
Monument to Balzac, final enlarged statue,
posthumous bronze cast, H.
purchased in 1930,
on loan to Middelheim Sculpture Garden
Middelheim Open Air Museum of Sculpture
B - 2020 Antwerpen
Tel +32 - 3 - 827 15 34
Fax +32 - 3 - 825 28 35
Curator: Menno Meewis
In 1950, for the first time, the Middelheim park (20 ha) housed an
international sculpture exhibition, already then with sculpture from
Rodin and Maillol.
Recent acquistions include Deacon, Genzken, Klingelholler, Lohaus,
Mullican, Munoz, Panamarenko, Schutte, and Vermeiren.
Collection Catalog (Ned, Fr, Eng) by M.-R.
Bentein-Stoelen, 1985, with images of all sculptures of the collection
up to 1985
Musee d´art modern et contemporain, Liege/Luik
Parc de la Boverie 3
Tel: +32 - 4 - 343 04 03
Fax +32 - 4 - 344 19 07
While, in 1779, Liege was the first town in the country to organize
exhibitions accessible to the public, it was as late as 1903 that the
Communal collections of paintings and sculptures were installed in a
building constructed for the purpose : the Musée des Beaux-Arts - the
Museum of Fine-Arts.
Although this Website does not mention the Rodin work, the Camille
Claudel exhibition at the Singer Museum, Holland featured two fine Rodin
bronze sculptures from the Liege Museum:
The Kiss, bronze, reduced version
Eternal Springtime, bronze
Bust of Dr Thiriac
Dieleman Gallery, Gembloux
Château de Petit - Leez, Rue de Petit - Leez
B- 129 - 5031 Gembloux (Grand - Leez)
Tel. +32 - 81 - 64 08 66 / 64 07 32
Fax +32 - 81 - 64 06 72
Regular readers of the Zimbabwe
Mirror may already be familiar with the sculpture collection of
Leonard Dieleman, encomprising works by "Maillot (sic!), Rodin and
Camille Claudelle (sic!), the mistress he drove to madness" and a
series of fine stone sculptures from Zimbabwe.
As a matter of fact, the Dieleman Sculpture Parc seems to be guided
by true passion and qualified knowledge. The Museum and the Sculpture
Garden display ca. 1,500 sculptures, among which a Bust of Dr Thiriac.