Andersen, Hendrick Christian [Hrsg.]; Hébrard, Ernest M. [Hrsg.]
Creation of a world centre of communication — Paris, 1913

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n the last group, " Night the central figure with
flowing hair raised upon her strong and supple arms,
her mysterious face thickly veiled in shadows, stands
motionless, and with outstretched hands of benedic-
tion, bends in loving protection over two figures blent
in an embrace. This pair, whose limbs form a harmo-
nious unity, symbolises a deathless love merged in eter-
nity. Nobility and passion unite and infuse the seed of
life, whose tender limbs lie slumbering in a rhythm of
maternal grace. Sleeping peacefully, with clasped hands two other figures
are stretched upon the ground; the little child also sleeps happily pillo-
wed on its mother s breast, and held by her enfolding arm as in a natural
cradle in which, with harmony of line, the little limbs repose, softly
shadowed by her loose and flowing hair, which seems a symbol of ever-
lasting protection. '

This group is the last of the four sculptured compositions which, each
with its own theme, seeks to express the rhythm of the musical flow of life
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