European Sculpture


European Sculpture

Ahmanson Building, Level 3 & Sculpture Garden

Comprising European sculpture from the twelfth through the early twentieth centuries, LACMA’s collection is famed for its Renaissance and baroque polychrome sculptures. Of particular note are the French eighteenth-century terra-cottas, with examples of the work of Tuby, Clodion, Chinard, and Pajou. The nineteenth century is richly represented with sculptures by David d’Angers, Rude, Carrier-Belleuse, Dalou, Falguière, and above all, Auguste Rodin; works by Rodin and Bourdelles are installed in the renovated B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden.

Andrea della Robbia

Judgment of Jupiter
John Deare
Archangel Raphael
Italy, Naples
c. 1600
Severed Head of Saint John the Baptist
Auguste Rodin
c. 1887–1907
Spain, Seville or Córdoba (?)
c. 1725

New Acquisition: Baratta’s Wealth and Prudence

On view now in our European galleries are two life-size allegorical figure statues, Wealth and Prudence, by the late Florentine Baroque master, Giovanni Baratta (1640–1747)—just acquired through the largess of The Ahmanson Foundation. The rediscovery of these sculptures has been recognized as a major contribution to the study of early eighteenth-century Florentine art...

Casting Call: [de]-lusions of Grandeur, a Performance Project by Liz Glynn

This Saturday and Sunday, artist Liz Glynn and ten collaborators will recast parts of the Auguste Rodin sculptures in LACMA’s collection. The performance The Myth of Singularity (after Rodin) is part of a cycle that will unfold throughout the year, during which time Glynn will focus on different monumental artworks on display on the museum’s campus...