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Rodin's "Thinker" Essay

770 words - 4 pages

"The Thinker is a larger than life-size bronze sculpture of a nude male figure sitting on rock. The figure sits hunched over leaning on his right palm and his left arm resting on his leg, hand clenched in a fist. The Thinker's body is immense, with bulging well defined musculature and fluid composition; he appears very strong and solid. The surface of the bronze is unrefined unlike the smoothness of Greek, Roman or classical sculptures but bares some of the same features. The figure, as the name suggests, sits in deep thought, his knuckles pressed against his mouth and brows lowered in concentration. There is a tension in the figure's body, as if he could suddenly rise and lift himself from ...view middle of the document...

As Rodin rationalized his stylistic decisions in his own words,"The Thinker has a story. In the days gone by, I conceived the idea of the Gates of Hell. Before the door, seated on a rock, Dante, thinking of the plan of his poem. Behind him, Ugolino, Francesca, Paolo, all the characters of the "Divine Comedy" This project was not realized. Thin, ascetic Dante separated from the whole would have been without meaning. Guided by my first inspiration I conceived another thinker, a naked man, seated upon a rock, his feet drawn under him, his fist against his teeth, he dreams, the fertile thought slowly elaborates itself within his brain. He is no longer a dreamer, his is creator.Rodin practiced mass production of his most popular works during an age where the demand for "fine art" increased. As a result, many copies of the "The Thinker" exist today, made from Rodin's original mold, under his supervision. Rodin's obsession with repetitiously realizing the characters from The Divine Comedy pushed his work into public eye...

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