(Click on the photos below to see larger pictures.)
The marvelous Rodin sculpture on the Ladies page started me thinking about some of his other fine works. While Danaid is still my favorite, The Kiss ranks pretty high on my list. These are two interestingly different photos of the work.
With a day
left over at the end of a trip, I browsed the art galleries around Union Square
in San Francisco. Once again, I demonstrated my unerring ability to fall
in love with an art work I can't afford. This time it was the work on the
left below. I found the companion piece on the web.
(The seeming difference between these two works is probably one of photography and the fact that the photos came from different sources.)
A young bride fills the night with haunting music to guide her husband safely back to her side.
This hauntingly beautiful young woman waits just inside the door of her home, waiting for life to call her away -- away to what? and when? We do not know, nor, probably, does she, but she awaits it with the calm and confidence inspired by both her inner and outer beauty. We do not know her story; we do not know even her name.
A beautiful young girl practices the ancient arts as she hides the secrets of her young heart.