Come and say I love you

Valentine's Day at Rodin Museum, Paris | FR

February 14 is the day of love – it's Valentine's Day! The Rodin Museum in the heart of Paris will be celebrating this day with a special evening event. "Come and Say I Love You" pays homage to the artist Auguste Rodin who was one of the most sensual artist of his time. Zumtobel accentuates the works of Rodin that are related to love with an individual lighting solution, while the others are darkened.

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Zumtobel accentuates the works at Rodin Museum like "Le Baiser" an 1882 marble sculpture by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. © Zumtobel

After its first success in 2017, the "Love Evening" at the Rodin Museum is back for Valentine's Day 2018. Music and poetry await you on your romantic journey through the most romantic place in the most romantic city Paris. With this tour, the Rodin Museum proposes you take a loving look at the selected works of the artist Rodin, who lived a great love story with Camille Claudel. Their exchanges of letters are the basis of this exhibition.

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Zumtobel’s individual lighting solution with IYON Tunable White spotlights have been highlighting the art at Rodin Museum since the restoration and reopening a few years ago. © Zumtobel

Zumtobel's individual lighting solution with IYON Tunable White spotlights have been highlighting the art at Rodin Museum since the restoration and reopening a few years ago. The lighting design was realised in a museum for one of the first times as the treatment of light was given a quite the prominent place when planning for the new Rodin Museum. Namely, it was a founding value of the museographic project and essential to the museum, as they knew it was a must in order to display the sculptures properly and play with the volumes.

Hence, thanks to this combination of considered planning and innovative technology, it was also possible to exquisitely preserve the subtle connection between daylight and artificial light throughout the course of the day and the different seasons. Though comes Valentine’s Day, this special lighting solution is adjusted for one day, so the museum goers can be guided by the light in order to find love -or at least Rodin's works of love.