The latest priceless find, to be unearthed at the British Museum is 'Rodin and the art of ancient Greece'. The exhibition details the story of the French sculptor, his visit to London for the first time in 1881, and the resulting inspirational explosion that this discovery within the walls of the British Museum triggered.
In London Rodin was captivated by the Parthenon sculptures (Elgin marbles to you and me!) and this exceptional exhibition charts his story through the intertwining of his work with of that of Ancient Greece, in particular the work of Pheidias, also a superstar sculptor in his own time.
The exhibition tells its story well, exploring the displacement of objects (Rodin never actually visited Greece) and the creative lessons to be drawn from the artist's reimagining of the classical for a different, new era and purpose.
Rodin and the art of Ancient Greece runs till July 29th 2018