Monumental Inspiration - Rodin and beyond

Edward Horswell writes in his catalogue foreword:
“In this the centenary of Rodin’s death there have already been many exhibitions and this renewed focus has highlighted the enormous influence he had on his immediate contemporaries and indeed successive generations. We have used in this show, Rodin’s radical approach to monumental sculpture as our starting point further highlighting the inspiration he provided to his fellow sculptors. The twentieth century saw an enormous increase in monumental sculpture, commissioned not just by public bodies but also, for the first time, by private individuals for their own enjoyment. The editioning of the maquettes for these works has also provided an opportunity for private collectors to acquire a piece of history for display in their own homes.”