Study for the Secret
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Starting with The Shades, an assemblage of three identical figures placed at the top of The Gates of Hell before 1886, fragmentation and multiplication guided Auguste Rodin in his search for new rhythms.
The Cathedral of 1908 is an assemblage of two right hands shaping the void into a Gothic arch. The two hands of the marble version of the Secret (1909), also right hands, enclose a casket, illustrating the title of the work through a traditional iconographic reference. But the starting point for The Secret is a much smaller study of a pair of delicate hands moving freely, which is more like a dance figure without any symbolic resonance.
Cast in the same size as the originals
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