Type: statue
SRP: $45">
Museum Wholesale
Shopping Cart 0 item(s) : $0
909-394-0033
Home > Rodin
Study for The Secret Clasping Hands by Auguste Rodin - RO15
Study for The Secret Clasping Hands by Auguste Rodin - RO15
Study for The Secret Clasping Hands by Auguste Rodin - RO15
Item Id: RO15
review 0 Review(s)
Review this item Review this item
Size: 6"H x 2.5"D
Item Type: statue
Material: Resin with Bronze Finish
Weight (lbs): 1
Your Price:
$47.00
Availability:
In Stock
Quantity
Share |
Description
Study for 'The Secret' Sculpture by Auguste Rodin (1906-1909)
Rodin was fascinated by the expressiveness and symbolism of hands. In his famous sculpture 'The Cathedral' for example, the hands mirror majestic Gothic architecture. These two graceful hands are a study for 'The Secret', a marble sculpture in which two right hands clutch an abstract, rectangular 'secret'.

Rodin (1840-1917)
For a long time the life of the sculptor Rodin was marked by the mixed reactions his work provoked with the audience. The lack of understanding for Rodin's work was partly due to the original character of his art. He felt little for the strict formats of Romanticism and neither did he want to identify himself with the neutrality of the Impressionists. Rodin's work is characterized by a passion for the human body and he considered himself incapable of any creativity if he did not have a living model in of him. 'In everything I follow nature and I never pretend I am able to control her. My only ambition is to be subservient and faithful to her'. He said. Questions about his often controversial, erotic works were answered with the remark: 'Art is actually nothing more than a manifestation of lust, which only arises from the potency to love.' Rodin's life upheld this belief with a vast succession of lovers having passed his artistic eye. Many affairs were brief, but one of them turned out to be of enormous value to his later work; Camille Claudel. This self-willed, fierce woman, who was a very talented sculptor herself, inspired him to create his most famous and admired sculptures. The affair continued for a long time, although Camille had to put up with Rodin's numerous escapades and his loyal companion Rose Beuret. Eventually, the affair ended and Camille suffered the dramatic consequences of this split. She became isolated and confused and in the end she was forced by her family to have herself admitted to psychiatric hospital.

Part of the highly collectible Parastone Mouseion 3D Collection.
Related Items
Thinker by Rodin - 10
Thinker by Rodin - 10"
Average Rating 0 Review(s)
Your Price: $127.00
Young Mother with Child Statue by Rodin
Young Mother with Child Statue by Rodin
Average Rating 0 Review(s)
Your Price: $48.00
Rodin Cathedral Clasping Hands Statue
Rodin Cathedral Clasping Hands Statue
Average Rating 0 Review(s)
Your Price: $118.00
Dance Movement Mouvement de Danse A by Rodin RO22 Parastone
Dance Movement Mouvement de Danse A by Rodin RO22 Parastone
Average Rating 0 Review(s)
Your Price: $47.50
Danaide by Rodin Nude Woman on Rock Statue  Bronze Parastone RO21
Danaide by Rodin Nude Woman on Rock Statue Bronze Parastone RO21
Average Rating 0 Review(s)
Your Price: $42.00
Rodin Cathedral Clasping Hands Statue Small
Rodin Cathedral Clasping Hands Statue Small
Average Rating 0 Review(s)
Your Price: $53.00
Recently Viewed Items