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28 May 2015
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Oil, emulsion, acrylic, lead and aluminum wire cage on canvas
Gagosian Gallery; Private collection.
130 X 74 4/5 in
Modern and Contemporary Art
Schechina, sometimes described as a manifestation of Gods glory on earth, is also referred in the Jewish culture as a representation of the feminine virtues of the Divine. In this majestic work by Anselm Kiefer, Schechina is represented as a headless bride whose head was replaced by a wire cage from where the Tree of Life emerges, with reference to the ten Sephirot in Kabbalah, and making the connection between the Celestial and Earth Kingdom. The dried sunflowers, a recurring element in Kiefers work, may be interpreted as a metaphor of the duality between life and dead.
Video commentary by Kathleen Soriano about this work: