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Rodin - The Thinker Statue - Small / Black and bronze (1906)

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About The Thinker Statue

The Thinker statue is the most famous work by French sculptor Auguste Rodin and was originally part of The Gates Of Hell. Sitting in the Tympan, The Thinker oversees Hell, the judge over the people below him. The Thinker was the first sculpture by Rodin to be publicly exhibited. It was erected in front of the Pantheon during an intense political and social crisis in France on the 21st of April 1906. Later is was transported to the Hotel Biron, the former studios of the artist and the present Rodin Museum.

The small sculpture is an official replica of Rodin's original bronze masterpiece. The thinker statue comes with artist's biography in a carefully protected packaging.

  • Height: 5,3"
  • Material: cast and resin with a bronze finish.
  • Care Instructions: Dust Cloth
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    Rodin and his Thinker

    Rodin never wanted to say anything about what The Thinker statue was thinking, but rather how he was thinking. "My Thinker not only thinks with his brain, his frowned forehead, his wide open nostrils and tight lips; but with every muscle in his arms back and legs, with his clenched fists and bent toes", he said.

    Technical Specifications

    • Height: 5,3"
    • Material: cast and resin with a bronze finish.
    • Care Instructions: Dust Cloth


    Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor who exhibited a unique talent to capture the extreme depths of human emotion. Although he didn't study at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he found inspiration in sculptural traditions. A majority of his criticism was due to his departure from highly decorative and thematic traditions. He preferred forms that were true to nature and took Michelangelo and Da Vinci as prime influences. Despite the controversy that surrounded his art, he refused to change his style, sticking to his vision until the end of his days. His most famous piece of Art, The Thinker, was originally part of a larger vision. Along with The Kiss and Gates of Hell, Rodin tried to encapsulate Dante’s Inferno in bronze. Eventually, the sculptor earned fame thanks to his unexpected realism and use of unconventional materials. Throughout his later life, he remains one of the greatest artists of his era.


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