Auguste Rodin and Xawery Dunikowski: two outstanding personalities, two unique sculptors, and in the background complicated love stories without a happy end. Camille Claudel and Sara Lipska are artists who cannot be omitted from the exhibition Rodin/Dunikowski. Visions of Women at the Szołayski House. The exhibition, prepared by the Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture at Królikarnia in Warsaw in collaboration with the National Museum in Krakow and the Rodin Museum in Paris, focuses on the motif of the female form – the greatest inspiration for both artists, repeated many times in their work. The selection of images reveals the similarities of the attitudes and styles of the two outstanding sculptors, who were linked by their narcissistic attitude to their own desires and aspirations.
We will see around 80 works, including some of the most famous such as Rodin’s Creation, Danaid and Hand of God and Dunikowski’s Pregnant Women and Wawel Heads. Particularly worthy of note are sculpture portraits of both masters created by women they loved – muses, pupils, artists who inspired them in their personal and artistic lives. The exhibition is the first confrontation of Rodin and Dunikowski’s works, and the first presentation of the French sculptor’s works in Poland. (dd, "Karnet" monthly)