This presentation of sculpture from the museum’s collection is based on two famous pieces by Auguste Rodin.
Rodin’s work gave sculpture a vital boost in the 20th century. His ability to model from life was unparalleled, and he was an inspiration to a host of modern sculptors still working in the figurative tradition.
Thanks to Anna Singer’s love of his work, Singer Laren has the largest Rodin collection in the Netherlands, numbering seven sculptures. Anna bought her first Rodin at Buffa’s art dealers in Amsterdam in 1928. In 1937 she crowned her collection with her purchase of The Thinker, Eve and Head of Sorrow at Musée Rodin in Paris. The sculptures from the Singer Collection on display here all resonate in their own way with these sculptures by Rodin.