Sakountalâ

Sunday 11 June 2017

A work, a tale

Sakountalâ
Sunday 11 June 2017

A work, a tale

“My body moves forward, but my spirit disagrees and falls backward, like a silk banner born into the wind.”

“Oh love, of which only the ashes remain, how could you burn so for beings such as I”

Kalidasa (ca. 4th-5th centuries), The Sign of Sakuntala, play in 7 acts, French translation from the Sanskrit by P.-E. Foucaux, 1867

Sakuntala is a poem by the famous Hindu poet Kalidasa (ca. 4th-5th centuries). This story, inspired by translations and theatrical adaptations of the poem during the 19th century, relates the fable of Sakuntala.

A short presentation of what this “elegiac” theme managed to awaken in the oeuvre of Camille Claudel follows this storytelling. The plaster work Sakuntala earned Camille Claudel an honourable mention at the Salon des Artistes Français art exhibition in 1888. A marble version of this work entitled Vertumnus and Pomona is housed at the Musée Rodin. Presented at the Salon d'Automne in 1905, the bronze version was renamed The Abandonment and cast by Blot.

Public: children aged 4 and older 

Practical information

Place :

10, rue Gustave Flaubert
10400 Nogent-sur-Seine

Time :

At 4:30 PM
Duration: 25 minutes

Admission per person: general museum admission

On-site registration at the museum reception, 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour: subject to availability.

Sakountalâ

Sunday 14 May 2017

A work, a tale

Sakountalâ
Sunday 14 May 2017

A work, a tale

“My body moves forward, but my spirit disagrees and falls backward, like a silk banner born into the wind.”

“Oh love, of which only the ashes remain, how could you burn so for beings such as I”

Kalidasa (ca. 4th-5th centuries), The Sign of Sakuntala, play in 7 acts, French translation from the Sanskrit by P.-E. Foucaux, 1867

Sakuntala is a poem by the famous Hindu poet Kalidasa (ca. 4th-5th centuries). This story, inspired by translations and theatrical adaptations of the poem during the 19th century, relates the fable of Sakuntala.

A short presentation of what this “elegiac” theme managed to awaken in the oeuvre of Camille Claudel follows this storytelling. The plaster work Sakuntala earned Camille Claudel an honourable mention at the Salon des Artistes Français art exhibition in 1888. A marble version of this work entitled Vertumnus and Pomona is housed at the Musée Rodin. Presented at the Salon d'Automne in 1905, the bronze version was renamed The Abandonment and cast by Blot.

Public: children aged 4 and older 

Practical information

Place :

10, rue Gustave Flaubert
10400 Nogent-sur-Seine

Time :

At 4:30 PM (LSF – French sign language)
Duration: 25 minutes

Admission per person: general museum admission

On-site registration at the museum reception, 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour: subject to availability.

Narcisse

Sunday 11 June 2017

A work, a tale

Sunday 11 June 2017

A work, a tale

“While drinking, seduced by the image of his beauty, he falls in love with an insubstantial reflection, he takes for a body what is a mere shadow.”

Ovid, Métamorphoses, Book 3, French translation by Joseph Chamonard (Paris, Garnier Flammarion, 1966)

This story relates the myth of Narcissus, inspired by the tales told by Ovid. Often represented in paintings and sculptures, discover the story of this mythical figure who fell in love with his own image. A short presentation of the plaster work by Paul Dubois and the subject therein represented follow this storytelling: a life-size figure, seemingly lost in thought and contemplation, with a flower at his feet…

Public: children aged 4 and older 

Practical information

Place :
Time :

At 4 PM
Duration: 15 minutes

Admission per person: general museum admission

Narcisse

Sunday 14 May 2017

A work, a tale

Sunday 14 May 2017

A work, a tale

“While drinking, seduced by the image of his beauty, he falls in love with an insubstantial reflection, he takes for a body what is a mere shadow.”

Ovid, Métamorphoses, Book 3, French translation by Joseph Chamonard (Paris, Garnier Flammarion, 1966)

This story relates the myth of Narcissus, inspired by the tales told by Ovid. Often represented in paintings and sculptures, discover the story of this mythical figure who fell in love with his own image. A short presentation of the plaster work by Paul Dubois and the subject therein represented follow this storytelling: a life-size figure, seemingly lost in thought and contemplation, with a flower at his feet…

Public: children aged 4 and older 

Practical information

Place :
Time :

At 4 PM (LSF)
Duration: 15 minutes

Admission per person: general museum admission

Sculpture gets “all worked up”

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Hands-on artistic workshops for younger visitors

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Hands-on artistic workshops for younger visitors

Young visitors workshop, with the participation of the Compagnie Polychrome

Programme upcoming

Public: children aged 6 and older 

Practical information

Place :

6, rue Gustave Flaubert
10400 Nogent-sur-Seine

Time :

From 2:30 to 4 PM and from 4 to 5:30 PM

Rate per person: €5 per person 

Reservations required by email

In movement

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Hands-on artistic workshops for younger visitors

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Hands-on artistic workshops for younger visitors

After contemplating the translation of movement into sculpture, children model a dancer, a runner, an archer… How can this be done by focusing on posture? 

Public: children aged 5 and older 

Practical information

Place :

6, rue Gustave Flaubert
10400 Nogent-sur-Seine

Time :

At 3 PM
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins 

Rate per person: €5 per person 

Reservations required by email

 

More than a portrait?

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Hands-on artistic workshops for younger visitors

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Hands-on artistic workshops for younger visitors

Hair and beards serve to enhance the busts by Camille Claudel, as in Aurora and her portrait of Auguste Rodin. Inspired by these works, children model a bust in which features such as hair and beards embellish a face that often tends to disappear…

Modelling

Public: children aged 5 and older 

Practical information

Place :

6, rue Gustave Flaubert
10400 Nogent-sur-Seine

Time :

Duration: 1 hr 30 mins 
Rate per person: €5 per person 

 

A face? A head of hair? A portrait?

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Hands-on artistic workshops for younger visitors

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Hands-on artistic workshops for younger visitors

Children will make charcoal sketches of elements of Aurora and of Rodin’s portrait. The materiality of a head of hair, its organic aspect highlight the wonderfully smooth face, and inspire the budding artists in creating what could initially be a very personalized drawn portrait. 

Charcoal drawing

Public: children aged 5 and older 

Practical information

Place :

6, rue Gustave Flaubert
10400 Nogent-sur-Seine

Time :

At 3 PM
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins 

Rate per person: €5 per person 

Reservations required by email

 

Family workshop, with the participation of the Compagnie Polychrome

Sunday 25 June 2017

Hands-on artistic workshops for families

Sunday 25 June 2017

Hands-on artistic workshops for families

Programme upcoming

Public: children aged 6 and older  

 

Practical information

Place :

6, rue Gustave Flaubert
10400 Nogent-sur-Seine

Time :

From 2:30 to 4:30 PM and from 4 to 5:30 PM

Rate per person: €5 per person
​Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

Reservations required : email

Artists in dialogue, or “I don’t copy, I seek inspiration”

Sunday 28 May 2017

Hands-on artistic workshops for families

Sunday 28 May 2017

Hands-on artistic workshops for families

Contemplating connections between the works of Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin, two indisputably famous sculptors, will shed light on the creative process, particularly during the 19th century. To assimilate this nuance between “copying” and “drawing inspiration from” another’s work, parents and children work in pairs, with one partner starting from a work produced by the other. How may one benefit from another’s creation, while at the same time breathing new life into it?

Public: children aged 4 and older 

Practical information

Place :

6, rue Gustave Flaubert
10400 Nogent-sur-Seine

Time :

At 3 PM
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins 

Rate per person: €5 per person  

Reservations required : email