Vigeland's Mother and Child 1909. (Photo: Øyvind Andersen / Vigeland Museum)

PARALLELS. Vigeland and his contemporaries

Bourdelle, Maillol, Meunier, Rodin

In the jubilee exhibition, Gustav Vigeland is presented alongside Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875), Constantin Meunier (1831-1905), Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) and Antoine Bourdelle (1861- 1929). With an aim to place Vigeland’s artistic development in a broader art historical context, the exhibition focuses on Vigeland's own interest in the selected artists, the formal and thematic similarities and differences between their works, as well as Vigeland's development towards a more simplified form.

This grand exhibition is a unique opportunity to experience Gustav Vigeland's works together with some of Europe's most famous sculptors.

Generous loans from Musée Rodin, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Bourdelle, Musée du Louvre, Glyptoteket, and institutions and private collectors in Norway has made this exhibition possible.

Vigeland's Mother and Child before 1900. (Photo: Øyvind Andsersen / Vigeland Museum) Maillol's Eve with the Apple (1899). (Photo: © Photo: Hervé Lewandowski / RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay)) Constatin Meunier: The Mower (1892). (Photo: Ole Haupt / Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, København) Auguste Rodin: The Thinker (1880). (Photo: Børre Høstland / National Museum, Oslo) Vigeland's Sophus Bugge (1902). (Photo:  Øyvind Andersen / Vigeland Museum)

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