Auguste Rodin:
Sculpture "The Thinker" (38 cm), version in polymer bronze

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Auguste Rodin:
Sculpture "The Thinker" (38 cm), version in polymer bronze

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Museum replica | Polymer bronze + diabase | Hand-made | Height 38 cm

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Auguste Rodin: Sculpture "The Thinker" (38 cm), version in polymer bronze

Rodin saw himself as a creative giant and his Thinker discloses also an essential trait of the greatest sculptor of his time. Following his longtime concern with Dante, he got into existence fear; he developed images of a sky and of a hell with inscrutable limits. In 1880, he received a government order for a monumental portal of the Musée des Arts decoratifs – his "Hell Gate", developed from Dante´s "Inferno" whose 186 dramatic-dynamic figures challenged him to his end. He released some of the figures designed for the gate. Among them, the vigorous "Thinker", with bulging muscles and immobile, locked limbs, who meditates tensely on the tragic fate of mankind. The form developed for the play of light and shadows is simplified, the figure brought out from the time of a universal state. By such expressive vehemence, Rodin became one of the greatest inspirers of the moderns.
Original: Musée Rodin, Paris. Created in 1880, cast signed.

Polymer ars mundi museum replica, cast by hand. With bronzed surface. Height 38 cm, on diabase base. Format: base 20 x 5 x 23 cm. (W/H/D).

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1840-1917, most important sculptor of the transition period from the 19th to the 20th century.

François-Auguste is considered brilliant innovator of sculpture and is one of the greatest sculptors of all time besides Praxiteles, Canova, Michelangelo and Cellini. His sculptural work is so extensive that to this day still appeared no complete catalogue of his works. He would certainly include several hundred pages.

Rodin studied at the school for applied arts, as he was rejected three times at the Paris School of art. Rodin was an ardent admirer of beauty. The human body captivated him, which he immortalized repeatedly in his "Vérité Fugitive" in the fleeting moment of the moment: lively, vibrant beauty that took shape under his creative hands. Whatever Rodin created with his hands, radiates immense vitality and untamed power.

His sculptures with often fractured surfaces ushered in a new era of sculpture. The genius of Rodin's modern design language, which was expressed with elements of impressionism, left the monument-like pose of academic style and mental constitutions could be alive in the moving surfaces, had to be recognized :"Boldness of light – modesty of the shadow" - Rodin wrote this dialogue of increases and cuts in the 'skin' of his sculptures. Flickering highlights and mysterious shadows animate his characters and make them alive: "Sculpture is the art to represent the forms in the play of light and shadow."

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