Auguste Rodin Cathedral HandsAuguste Rodin Cathedral Hands (1906-1909) replica
Rodin must have been fascinated by his own hands, these simple and at the same time complex tools and media by which he was able to achieve the most expressive and symbolic sculptures of time. Yet, he also reflected upon those, and created for them this iconic sculpture of hands forming a cathedral, the holiest of the holy, the core of an artist. Rodin has also formed other 'hands', just look at his The Hand of God, or The Hand of the Devil, Hands of Lovers and Hand from the Tomb. Rodin was not simply fond and passionate for these hands, which he isolated, like the fragments in his collection of Antiques, he gave them an autonomous form, as he saw in them something more than body parts. In The Cathedral the hands are the ones that create the new sacred space, a duality that harmonizes. They look the same, yet they are complementary, even opposites and still they are both needed to create this one new realm of creativity, of arts, of sense, of space - open and framed, working and praying towards each other. It is, as if Rodin created the new worldview, a new religion, that of the unbound art. The two dainty hands were thought to be only a preliminary study for another art work, called The Secret, a marble sculpture of two right hands, meant to be an abstract, rectangular secret, but it became much more. 1906-1909)
The Cathedral Hands at your home
These 'Cathedral Hands' are an extraordinary piece of modern art. It has been recreated in one of the finest studios in Belgium. The figurine measures 14cm in height, right for any eye catching place at your home or office. It is heavy, as it made of cold cast bronze, done as a powder mix with resin to ensure a richer, more life-like presentation with all the intricate details of this piece, you will see and feel, it is simply breathtaking.