Throughout art history, the depiction of hands changed mirroring cultural trends in key periods. They have gone from primal mark-makings, anatomical studies, representations of intention, or wealth to reflections of the subject and the mind. In contemporary art, we see a mixture of all of these subjects allowing the audience to have its own interpretation of the artwork.
Artworks Featured: -Figure with Clasped Hands by Henry Moore, 1929 -Girl In A Striped Nightdress by Lucian Freud, 1983-85 -Hands and Horse Skull by Georgia O'Keeffe, 1931 -Mick Jagger's hands by Andy Warhol, 1975 -Hands Study by Tamara de Lempicka, 1939 -The Hands of Dr. Moore by Diego Rivera, 1940
"Hands can convey so much, they can beg or refuse, take or give, be open or clenched, show content or anxiety. They can be young or old, beautiful or deformed." - Henry Moore