Gallery Away Day – Rodin, Nero, More!
The cost to join this tour is for your spot on the bus, which Andy has bought. Andy only has 6 tickets and when they’re gone they’re gone but that doesn’t stop you joining us – you can get buy your own ticket or you can meet us in London on the day 🙂 MEET AT 0545 at Cardiff Museum steps.
Bus trip from Cardiff to London in the exhilarating company of Cardiff Life Models main man Andy and a wander around some galleries.
Andy will be going to Tate Modern and will pay to enter the Rodin exhibition and then in the afternoon will be at the British Museum for the pay for Nero exhibition. Final stop for Andy, if there’;s time, will be Tate Britain and a wander around the free galleries there.
If you want to join Andy wandering around the Rodin and / or the Nero exhibitions you will need to purchase a timed ticket:
Tickets for Nero – https://www.britishmuseum.org/exhibitions/nero-man-behind-myth
NERO is known as one of Rome’s most infamous rulers, notorious for his cruelty, debauchery and madness.
The last male descendant of the emperor Augustus, Nero succeeded to the throne in AD 54 aged just 16 and died a violent death at 30. His turbulent rule saw momentous events including the Great Fire of Rome, Boudicca’s rebellion in Britain, the execution of his own mother and first wife, grand projects and extravagant excesses.
Drawing on the latest research, this major exhibition questions the traditional narrative of the ruthless tyrant and eccentric performer, revealing a different Nero, a populist leader at a time of great change in Roman society.
Through some 200 spectacular objects, from the imperial palace in Rome to the streets of Pompeii, follow the young emperor’s rise and fall and make up your own mind about Nero. Was he a young, inexperienced ruler trying his best in a divided society, or the merciless, matricidal megalomaniac history has painted him to be?
RODIN Working at the turn of the 20th century, Auguste Rodin broke the rules of classical sculpture to create an image of the human body that mirrored the ruptures, complexities and uncertainties of the modern age.
This major exhibition is the first to focus on the importance of plaster in his work. Although Rodin is best known for his bronze and marble sculptures, he himself worked as a modeller, who captured movement, light and volume in pliable materials such as clay and plaster.
This presentation evokes the atmosphere of the artist’s studio. Plasters casts in all sizes show how he continually experimented with fragmentation, repetition and joining existing parts in unconventional ways. Some of his best-known works were influenced by this process, including The Burghers of Calais, which is represented here by the newly restored original plaster.
With the process of making at its heart, the exhibition also considers the complex dynamics of the workshop, as well as between the artist and his models and collaborators, including fellow sculptor Camille Claudel, the Japanese actress Ohta Hisa, and the German aristocrat Helene Von Nostitz.
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