Auguste Rodin is one of the most recognized artists in the world, with his pre-eminent work “The Thinker” visible in different castings around the world. The nude form is seated on a rock, his back hunched forward, brows furrowed, chin resting on his relaxed hand, and mouth thrust into his knuckles. “The Thinker” conveys an introspective theme rather than a celebratory or commemorative one.
Rodin is known for his ability to forgo realism and decoration in favor of using texture, surface details, and light and shadow to convey emotion. His focus on inner emotion and suffering is a turning point in the history of art and serves as a hallmark of Modernism.
Auguste Rodin, in full François-Auguste-René Rodin, (born November 12, 1840, Paris, France—died November 17, 1917, Meudon), French sculptor of bronze and marble figures, considered by some critics to be the greatest sculpture portraitist in history. His The Gates of Hell, commissioned in 1880 for the future Museum of the Decorative Arts in Paris, remained unfinished at his death but nonetheless resulted in two of Rodin’s most famous images: The Thinker and The Kiss.
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