2014, Rembrandt Bugatti, National Gallery
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
28th Mar 2014 - 27th Jul 2014 , Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
This landmark exhibition at the Alte Nationalgalerie is the first retrospective exhibition of Rembrandt Bugatti’s work to be held at a major museum world-wide.
On show at Berlin’s impressive National Gallery will be over 100 bronze sculptures, drawings and documents relating to the life and career of Bugatti. The Sladmore Gallery has collaborated with the museum director Philipp Demandt in the organisation of the exhibition, loaning bronzes from our own collections, but also facilitating loans from our international private collectors throughout the world. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to view a vast array of normally hidden works by this impressionist Animalier sculptor and gives this extraordinary artist the recognition within the museum world that he deserves.
About The Artist
Born in Milan in 1884, Rembrandt Bugatti was one of the most talented sculptors of the twentieth century. In a career that spanned little more than a dozen years before it was cut short in 1916 by his tragic suicide at the age of 31, he created a prodigious body of work. His art combined huge technical finesse, formal beauty, intensity of expression and subtle stylistic inventiveness.
Bugatti regularly visited the zoos at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, and Antwerp, and he always modelled his works directly in front of the animals that were his subjects. At the age of nineteen, he came into contact in Paris with the bronze founder Adrien A. Hébrard, and held his first exhibition at the Galerie Hébrard in 1904.