Past exhibitions: Curses, Blasphemies, Lamentations: Goya & Rodin (Spring 2017): Médée

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)MedeaThe theme of Medea, killing her children in a fit of jealousy and desperation after being abandoned by Jason whom she followed into exile, was popular among many artists in the 19th century.  Through its pyramidal composition and the twist of Medea’s body, which seems to turn away from their children, Rodin’s group seems to particularly echo Delacroix’s painting (1838, Museum of Fine Arts in Lille).  Médée is one of three works cast for the centenary of Rodin’s death.Bronze 63 x 33 x 32 cmCast in 2017 by Fonderie Susse, ParisInscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered Ed. 1/8, one of the eight examples in Arabic numerals, dated and stamped with foundry mark
Médée, circa 1890

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) 

Medea 

The theme of Medea, killing her children in a fit of jealousy and desperation after being abandoned by Jason whom she followed into exile, was popular among many artists in the 19th century. Through its pyramidal composition and the twist of Medea’s body, which seems to turn away from their children, Rodin’s group seems to particularly echo Delacroix’s painting (1838, Museum of Fine Arts in Lille).  

Médée is one of three works cast for the centenary of Rodin’s death. 

Bronze  

63 x 33 x 32 cm 

Cast in 2017 by Fonderie Susse, Paris 

Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered Ed. 1/8, one of the eight examples in Arabic numerals, dated and stamped with foundry mark