Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Hand of God

I really liked this sculpture. I thought it was interesting how when looking at it from the front, you see a hand coming out of a rough piece of marble to see it holding another rough piece of marble but when looking at the palm of the hand the hand looks to be sculpting a small figure. At first I thought perhaps Rodin was trying to convey the process he goes through in creating a sculpture to the viewer. After doing more research, I found the name of the sculpture to be The Hand of God. It is believed that the sculpture was meant to symbolize God’s creation of the world and many believe that the figures the hand is molding are Adam and Eve.  

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