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At the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania there were several classic bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin.  This giant sculpture was called “The Hand of God” cast in 1909-1918.  The large hand shows people writhing in the center and I actually like the back side of the sculpture much better showing the hand better.  The museum plaque says: “The Hand of God began as a study of Auguste Rodin’s right hand for a figure in his monumental bronze “Burghers of Calais“, made for the town square of Calais in 1985.  As often happened late in his career, Rodin continued to work and experiment with his earlier studies, including the hand.  At some point, he mounted a plaster model of the hand in a rough matrix suggestive of clay or stone, and later still, he placed in its grasp a ball of earth in which are embedded the figures of Adam and Eve.”

ISO 2000, !/45 sec, F/4.5, 40 mm Lens

ISO 2000, !/45 sec, F/4.5, 40 mm Lens

ISO 2000, !/45 sec, F/4.5, 35 mm Lens

ISO 2000, !/45 sec, F/4.5, 35 mm Lens

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