Past exhibitions: Rodin Rilke Beuys (Fall 2015): Rainer Maria RILKE

There are among the works of Rodin hands, single, small hands which, without belonging to a body, are alive. Hands that rise, irritated and in wrath; hands whose five bristling fingers seem to bark like the five jaws of a dog of Hell. Hands that walk, sleeping hands, and hands that are awaking; criminal hands, tainted with hereditary disease; and hands that are tired and will do no more, and have lain down in some corner like sick animals that know no one can help them.Rainer Maria Rilke, Auguste Rodin, translated by Jessie Lamont and Hans Trausil  (New York, Sunwise Turn Inc., 1919)
Rainer Maria RILKE, 1902

 

There are among the works of Rodin hands, single, small hands which, without belonging to a body, are alive. Hands that rise, irritated and in wrath; hands whose five bristling fingers seem to bark like the five jaws of a dog of Hell. Hands that walk, sleeping hands, and hands that are awaking; criminal hands, tainted with hereditary disease; and hands that are tired and will do no more, and have lain down in some corner like sick animals that know no one can help them. 

Rainer Maria Rilke, Auguste Rodin, translated by Jessie Lamont and Hans Trausil (New York, Sunwise Turn Inc., 1919)