Thinker Bronze Sculpture statue Signed Auguste Rodin Sculpture Library Decorative

EuropeanBronzeSKU: EP-185X

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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

Introducing "The Thinker" (French: Le Penseur), an iconic bronze and marble sculpture crafted by the renowned artist Auguste Rodin, now housed within the Musee Rodin in Paris. This masterpiece captures the essence of contemplation and inner turmoil, portraying a man engaged in profound meditation, grappling with intense internal struggles. Revered as a symbol of philosophy, the sculpture delves into the depths of human thought and reflection.

Originally titled "The Poet," this sculpture was initially conceived as part of a commission by the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. The purpose was to create a monumental portal that would serve as the entrance to the museum. Drawing inspiration from Dante's epic work "The Divine Comedy," Rodin conceived the grand portal titled "The Gates of Hell." Within this composition, each statue represented a key character from the poem. While The Thinker originally symbolized Dante himself, pondering before the Gates of Hell, the final sculpture features a miniature version of the statue atop the gates, contemplating the fates of those below.

The sculpture stands as a testament to Rodin's genius and his aspiration to depict intellect and poetry through the heroic human form. Strikingly nude, the figure pays homage to Michelangelo's artistic tradition, evoking both strength and vulnerability. The sculpture's creation involved the meticulous "Lost Wax Method," resulting in intricate detail and a captivating brown patina. A true masterpiece, it proudly bears the signature of Rodin, an emblem of artistic excellence and philosophical exploration.

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