INSIDE : Museu Carmen Thyssen Andorra brings you every Monday the opinion of one member of the museum staff, sharing what is inside the Museu Carmen Thyssen Andorra, beyond the artworks of extraordinary quality.
Today is the turn of Charline Bony’s favourite artwork: “Eternal Springtime“, 1886, by the artist Auguste Rodin.
According to Charline, this work goes beyond simple representation, it is a constant struggle between movement and light. The artist uses the expressiveness of the body, a universal language, to bring out the moods of his subjects. The painter lets the finely sculpted works speak for themselves, which he executes with transparency. Auguste Rodin illustrates what ultimately belongs to each of us: feelings, which he materializes by giving movement to what is immobile and life to what is inanimate.
“ Eternal Springtime “, is an artwork inspired by the tumultuous relationship with the artist and sculptor Camille Claudel. Faced with this work, the spectator has no choice but to let himself be carried away by this circle of sensuality, strength, and passion. The two bodies that now form one are irremediably attracted to each other, leading to the kiss, which seems to suspend the scene in time.