Rodin was a highly original sculptural genius but he openly acknowledged
his indebtedness to the artists who had preceded him; the masters
of ancient Greece and The Renaissance; Phidias, Donatello, Michelangelo.
He was also intensely interested in Gothic art, the cathedrals
of France. After viewing and studying the Magnificent cathedral
at Amiens he felt that the basic inspiration came from the voices
of nature, from the trees with their strong limbs reaching upward.
In the two right hands with fingers arching together he probably
thought that he had discovered the source and inspiration for
the gothic arch, that arch which with repetition and expansion
led to the creation of the superb gothic cathedrals. The hands
are obviously those of separate individuals. A spiritual communication
between the two is expressed but the fingers and hands remain
slightly separated. Could he, through that separation, have been
expressing the aloneness of all human beings, the desire for
a complete unification which is never realized?
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