Rodin sculptures arrive in Shanghai

2010-03-31 09:08 BJT

Special Report: Shanghai World Expo 2010 |


Seven genuine sculpture pieces made by the renowned late artist Auguste Rodin, have arrived in Shanghai for a museum exhibition during the Shanghai World Expo. But it won't be the first time Rodin sculptures were featured at a world expo. His works were a big hit at the Paris Expo in 1900.

Workers cautiously open the wooden crate that contains the most renowned piece of art by Rodin, "The Thinker". It's the original version of "The Thinker", as people are more familiar with the larger version of it, three times that of this original.

Seven genuine sculpture pieces made by the renowned late artist Auguste Rodin, have arrived in Shanghai for a museum exhibition during the Shanghai World Expo.
Seven genuine sculpture pieces made by the renowned late artist Auguste Rodin, 
have arrived in Shanghai for a museum exhibition during the Shanghai World Expo.

Also in the Rodin sculpture package are "Ugolino and his Sons", and a monument of French author "Honore de Balzac".

Rodin's sculptures caused a sensation in Paris at the 1900 World Expo, during the artist's peak years.

A staff member of Rodin Museum, France, said, "Rodin's works, to be exhibited at the Shanghai World Expo, is a memorial event. For his works gained huge popularity at the world event a century ago."

Rodin's sculptures are among the valuable relics transported from museums from 15 foreign countries. Most of them have been displayed previously as exhibits at various world expos.

All of the relics will arrive before the end of April. And the Shanghai custom house has remained opened 24 hours a day to expedite the entry process.