«In the human hand Rodin discovered the only familiar existence
which has no inversions, no backviews or atypical angles; which can
never be seen upside down. Because hands, weightless and tireless,
live in perpetual adaption and transit. Unlike the hardbottomed
space that supports our bodies, the space in which hands exert
themselves is as fluid, as musical, as that of Monet's sky-replete water.»

(Leo Steinberg, Rodin, in: ders., Other Criteria. Confrontations with Twentieth-Century Art, London/Oxford/New York 1972, S. 322–403, hier S. 339).

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