Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:
Height 5 1/2" x Width 3"
Marble Dimensions: 4" X 3 ".
Height without base: 5 "
Weight : 6 LBS
Inspired by Dante's renowned literary work, "The Divine Comedy," Rodin conceptualized the portal, known as "The Gates of Hell." Each statue within the composition represents a key character from the epic poem. Originally, the intention was to depict Dante himself, standing before the Gates of Hell, deeply reflecting on his magnificent poem. However, the final sculpture showcases a miniature version of the statue atop the gates, contemplating the dire fate of those below him in the abyss.
Crafted using the ancient and meticulous "Lost Wax Method," this sculpture exhibits a rich brown patina that enhances its timeless allure. The artwork proudly bears the signature of Rodin, a testament to its authenticity and artistry. The figure is presented in the nude, as Rodin intended to create a heroic representation that embodies both intellectual prowess and the poetic spirit, paying homage to the revered traditions of masters such as Michelangelo.
"The Thinker" stands as a profound embodiment of the human intellect and the eternal quest for understanding. Its presence invites viewers to delve into their own contemplative journeys, encouraging deep reflection on the complexities of life, philosophy, and the human condition. With its remarkable artistic execution and symbolic significance, this sculpture stands as a testament to Rodin's genius and continues to captivate and inspire audiences worldwide.
Owning this remarkable bronze sculpture allows you to bring home a piece of artistic history, a profound symbol of human contemplation and intellectual pursuit. Let this thought-provoking masterpiece serve as a striking centerpiece in your collection, a cherished addition that will ignite conversation, evoke emotion, and enrich your appreciation for the power of art.
Note: The original "Thinker" sculpture is held at the Musée Rodin in Paris. This description is for a replica or reproduction of the artwork.