Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Thinker - Auguste Rodin

We just learned about the famous painting Charles IV of Spain and His Family by Spanish painter Francisco Goya.

Another famous work of art is The Thinker sculpture by French artist François-Auguste-René Rodin in 1904.

It is a bronze sculpture, usually on a stone pedestal.
About 28 copies of the sculpture were made, some in plaster and some in bronze.

The artwork was first called The Poet, and it was made as part of a bigger group of sculptures that were all characters from a book called The Divine Comedy.
Many people think the Thinker statue was the author and main character named Dante.

(from: wikipedia - the thinker)

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