Art of Bronze is proud to present this 4 ft. bronze sculpture monument “The Thinker” after Auguste Rodin. The “The Thinker” is one of the most iconic sculptures created by the renowned French artist Auguste Rodin. Originally conceived in 1880 as part of a larger work called “The Gates of Hell,” this sculpture has become a symbol of contemplation, intellect, and philosophical inquiry.
“The Thinker” depicts a nude male figure in a seated position. The muscular and highly detailed anatomy of the figure showcases Rodin’s exceptional skill in capturing the human form. The male figure, lost in deep contemplation, represents the power of human thought and intellect.
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 (1840 – 1917) French Sculptor, born in Paris in 184, died in Meudon in 1917. He is considered one of the prominent sculptors of the modern era. His statues St. John the Baptist Preaching, Eve, The Age of Bronze, and The Thinker are world famous. Rodin died on Nov. 17, 1917, and was buried at Meudon. When Rodin was 76 years old he gave the French government the entire collection of his own works and other art objects he had acquired. They occupy the Hotel Biron in Paris as the Musee Rodin and are still placed as Rodin set them. He played a pivotal role in redefining sculpture in the late nineteenth century, both excelling at and transcending the academic Beaux-Arts tradition. His work redefined sculpture. Possessing an ability to organize a complex, turbulent, deeply pocketed surface, he set himself apart from the predominant figure sculpture tradition of the time. Rodin’s most notable sculptures were roundly criticized during his lifetime. A pose might be considered too informal; the lack of a traditional theme found wanting; the exactness of his forms too real; or the “unfinishedness” of his surfaces disrespectful.
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