Author:Anselm Kiefer (n.1945)
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Description:Oil, emulsion, acrylic, lead and aluminum wire cage on canvas
Gagosian Gallery; Private collection.
130 X 74 4/5 in
Category:Modern and Contemporary Art
Notes:Schechina, sometimes described as “a manifestation of God’s 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 Kiefer’s work, may be interpreted as a metaphor of the duality between life and dead.
Video commentary by Kathleen Soriano about this work: