He represents a man in sober meditation struggling with a powerful internal struggle. It is often used to represent philosophy. Originally named the poet, the play was part of a commission from the Musée des arts décoratifs de bets to create a monumental portal to serve as a door to the museum. Rodin based his theme on the divine comedy of dante and called the portal the gates of hell.
Each of the statues in the play represented one of the main characters of the epic poem. The thinker was originally intended to represent dante in front of the gates of hell, meditating on his great poem. In the final sculpture, a miniature of the statue stands at the top of the doors, meditating on the infernal destiny of those below him "the sculpture is naked, because rodin wanted a heroic figure in the tradition of michel-angel, to represent the intellect as well as poetry". This sculpture was cast according to the "lost wax method" and has a brown patina and is signed rodin.
The French thinker the thinker is a bronze and marble sculpture of august rodin preserved at the betting Rodin Museum. In the final sculpture, a miniature of the status. This item is in the category "art, antiques\art of xxe, contemporary\sculptures, statues".
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