A man sits alone on a rock that is addicted to thought. He leans forward, his elbows on his knees and his hands on his chin. He focuses clearly and concentrates on looking down. The name of this bronze sculpture is the thinker and represents creative thinking at work. Despite sitting, he did not rest.
As the French artist Auguste Rodin who created this famous bronze sculpture said: “What my thinker thinks is that he not only thinks about the brain, with his knitted brow, his distended nostrils, and compressed lips, but with every muscle of his arms, back, and legs, with his clenched fist and gripping toes.” By choosing to portray the “the Thinker” as a strong, athletic character, Rodin conveys that thinking activity is a powerful exercise.
The thinker statue was originally thought to be part of Rodin’s design of a bronze door for the Paris Museum. This character represented the early Italian Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri. Rodin portraied Dante’s reflection on Divine Comedy, his epic about heaven, hell and the fate of all mankind. However, the sculpture ultimately symbolized everyone who used imagination to create: artists, writers, scientists and many others. Rodin himself considered him a thinker, and a version of the sculpture still overlooks his tomb today.
The Thinker’s Interpretation:
The sculpture is often used to represent philosophy. Many people interpret it as a person who is thinking deeply, not exactly Dante. From an artistic point of view, it is analyzed as a person with a twisted and curved body. For the artist, this represents an inner struggle, which is difficult in thought. The open left hand is intended to capture any reality brought by his vision, and he is prepared to take action on it.
The Thinker Is Not Its Given Name:
When this famous the thinker bronze statue was first exhibited in Copenhagen in 1888, Rodin initially called this contemplative figure “the poet.” When he was exhibited in Paris in 1889, he was renamed “Thinker-Poet”. Since then, he has been appointed as a thinker. The two changes in this name reflect that Rodin’s ideology of the work is constantly changing, transforming the specific image of evil thought in Dante’s hell into a common image of the thinker.
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