Auguste Rodin:
Sculpture "The Thinker" (26 cm), bonded bronze
Auguste Rodin:
Sculpture "The Thinker" (26 cm), bonded bronze

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museum replica | bonded bronze | handmade | reduction | height 26 cm

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Sculpture "The Thinker" (26 cm), bonded bronze
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Sculpture "The Thinker" (26 cm), bonded bronze

This major work by the most important European sculptor of his time is considered a symbol of human reason and creative power. "He is dreaming," Rodin says of his masterpiece. "The fertile thought slowly develops in his brain. Suddenly he is no longer a dreamer; he is a creator."

Just a quarter of a century after its creation, "The Thinker" became a French national monument: the monumental sculpture was donated to the city of Paris by public subscription and was ceremoniously unveiled in 1906 in front of the memorial to the Grand Nation, the Panthéon in Paris. The inscription of the pedestal reads "LE PENSEUR DE RODIN OFFERT". A bronze cast replica stands in the garden of Rodin's last Paris domicile, today's Musée Rodin.
Original: Musée Rodin, Paris. Made in 1880, signed in the casting.

Polymer ars mundi museum replica, cast by hand. With bronzed surface. Reduction. Height 26 cm.

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About Auguste Rodin

1840-1917 - the most important sculptor of the transitional period between the 19th to the 20th-century.

François-Auguste-René Rodin is considered a brilliant innovator of sculpture and ranks alongside Praxiteles, Michelangelo, Cellini and Canova as one of the greatest sculptors of all time. His sculptural oeuvre is so extensive that no complete catalogue of his works has yet appeared. It would certainly cover several hundred pages.

Because he had been rejected three times by the Paris School of Art, Rodin studied at the School of Applied Arts.

Rodin was an ardent admirer of beauty. He was mesmerised by the human body, which he immortalised again and again in his "vérité fugitive", the fleeting moment: lively, vibrant beauty that took shape under his creative hands. Whatever Rodin created with his hands radiated tremendous vitality and untamed power.

His sculptures, with their multiply broken surfaces, ushered in a new era of sculpture. His sculptures, with their multiply broken surfaces, ushered in a new era in sculpture. The genius of Rodin's modern stylistic idiom, which was expressed using elements of Impressionism, abandoned the monument-like pose of the academic sculpture and brought emotional states in dynamic surfaces to life, had yet to be recognised. "Boldness of light - modesty of the shadow" - Rodin composed a dialogue of rises and falls onto the "skin" of his sculptures. Flickering highlights and mysterious shadows animate his figures and bring them to life: "Sculpture is the art of representing forms through the shift of light and shadow."

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