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The Sladmore presents two artists both of whom have drawn inspiration from visits to the Elgin Marbles at the British Museum in London – Auguste Rodin and Nic Fiddian Green. This unique exhibition will allow the visitor to see how one source can inspire two different sculptors.

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Since their installation in 1817, despite contention over the location, many artists have been inspired by the Elgin or Parthenon marbles in their own work. They are the work of the ancient Greek sculptor Pheidias of whom in 1911 Rodin said ‘No artist will ever surpass Pheidias… The greatest of sculptors, who appeared at the time when the entire human dream could be contained in the pediment of a …

Since their installation in 1817, despite contention over the location, many artists have been inspired by the Elgin or Parthenon marbles in their own work. They are the work of the ancient Greek sculptor Pheidias of whom in 1911 Rodin said ‘No artist will ever surpass Pheidias… The greatest of sculptors, who appeared at the time when the entire human dream could be contained in the pediment of a temple, will never be equalled’.

In 1881 Auguste Rodin travelled to London where he visited the British Museum for the first time and saw the Marbles. Like many archaeological ruins, they were …

Location

57 Jermyn Street
St James's
London, GB