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In memoriam to the very embodiment of "Tenderness" my mother Mrs. Elizabeth Lancz.
loving son, Peter
the ubiquitous mother and child themes , Paul Lancz's
representation is unique, in that the mother is not
holding the child, rather the figures depict two equally
significant entities expressing devotion to one another.
The child kisses the mother's hand, the mother the
child's forehead. Despite
the lack of movement , we perceive a fluidity, a
harmonious , unified motion inherent in its composition .
The ultimate result is a mother
and child loftily transcending all others, in its
resounding evocation of the infallible sanctity of this
Paul Lanczs sculpture called "TENDERNESS" depicting mother and child in white carrera marble, has in a short time become the most favorably talked about piece of art in the city. Its message is clear, definitive and unequivocal. In a world where everything is violable nothing sacred especially human beings "TENDERNESS" stands out as an infallible symbol of indestructibility and invulnerability. Noble and dignified it is as impregnable as the Rock of Gibraltar. Its relevancy is particularly apt today, when depravity and dissolution is pervasive. It is a beacon of hope that these trying times will pass and that "TENDERNESS" will prevail the world over.
The mothers all enveloping, tender embrace of child, creates a unified accurate composition. This modern form, integrates wonderfully with the ambiance of the building, moreover like a piece of jewelry it decorates and complements the walkway.Generally speaking, the meaning or motivation of modern sculpture eludes the individual leaving one more confounded than enlightened. "TENDERNESS" on the contrary is self-explanatory and readily graspable. Mankinds most noble and magnanimous sentiment is evoked by a mothers love for child. From all angles "TENDERNESS" achieves the desired effect upon the spectator. Unlike the ubiquitous mediocrity of sculptures pervading our city, here is one of harmony, comprehensibility and an aesthetically pleasing symbol of love and altruism. It would become an indispensable adjunct to the cultural and artistic aspect of our city scape. It is a labor of love with a truly therapeutic effect on the human psyche.
|Exquisite 32cm. Small scale replicas also
on a black granite base available.
Photo Credit: Alain Cornu
IS A VISUAL MISSION OF HEALING WITH A DIFFERENCE THAT
If upon gazing "Tenderness" we can deter just one potentially violent individual from committing an aggressive act , Paul Lancz will have succeeded beyond all expectations with this truly unique piece of art.
Let me recount a short story corroborating our premise that TENDERNESS does indeed have a therapeutic effect on the human psyche -