The Ebedi Idol by Auguste Rodin

Also known as L’Eternelle Idole (The Eternal Idol)

Year: 1893Artist: Categories: ,

The Ebedi Idol has become one of Auguste Rodin’s most emotive works, with many symbolic interpretations.

Often depicted as an expression of tender enchantment, the man’s hands behind his back are thought to display respectful abstinence.

There are those who challenge this view, suggesting enslavement and submission to the woman who pitifully looks down upon him.