Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) carved out his career as a sculptor by embracing such predominant artistic trends as romanticism while pursuing originality in his style. Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), meanwhile, apprenticed himself to Rodin, becoming one of his deepest admirers. The National Museum of Western Art currently houses a total of 90 pieces by Rodin and Bourdelle, including sculptures, prints and drawings. This exhibition will mark the first time for the museum to showcase all of these at once; Nov. 3-Jan. 27 (2013).
The National Museum of Western Art; (03) 5777-8600; 7-7 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo; Ueno Station, JR Yamanote Line. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., (Fri. till 8:00 p.m.) ¥800 (Free admission on Nov. 3, 10, 11). Closed Mon. (except Dec. 24, Jan. 14), Dec. 25, Jan. 15, Dec. 28-Jan. 1. www.nmwa.go.jp/en/.