Rilke on Rodin

Pictured: Rodin’s The Caryatid Carrying a Stone c1881

“The Caryatid is no more the erect figure that bears lightly or unyieldingly the heaviness of the marble…The figure bears its burden as we bear the impossible in dreams from which we can find no escape…Such is the “Caryatid.” ”

Rainer Maria Rilke: Auguste Rodin (1919)

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