Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Day with Rodin

This sculpture by Rodin, called Christ and Mary Magadelene, struck my eye today at the Legion of Honor here in San Francisco. It is unmistakably erotic, with Christ's arms nailed to the cross, so he cannot move, while a naked Mary Magadelene clings to him in grief.

Perhaps it's interesting to me because this is the era of the DaVinci Code and the reemergence of the gnostic gospels, where Mary is said to be an apostle and that Jesus kissed her often on her [mouth].

In any case, I found this video of the sculpture on Youtube, which shows it much better than my cell phone photo.

More information about the work is here.

And then, of course, I had to be a ham.

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