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Rodin - The Thinker - I've loved Rodin for such a long time... I even made a rustic snow sculpture on my front lawn of The Thinker when I was in my teens.

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Rodin - The Thinker - Conceived 1880 (enlarged 1902-4); cast 1925 by Alexis Rudier Foundry. The figure was intended to represent Italian poet Dante Alighieri pondering The Divine Comedy, his epic story of Paradise and Inferno. However, in 1889 Rodin exhibited the sculpture independently of The Gates, giving it the title "The Thinker", and in 1902 he embarked on this larger version

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Titel: De Denker kunstenaar: Auguste Rodin datum: 1881 Materiaal: brons museum: Rodinmuseum, Parijs stroming: Post-impressionisme

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Le Penseur (The Thinker) detail Auguste Rodin...(My grandpa always said "He's trying to remember where he put his clothes".)

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The Thinker of Tender Thoughts: An illustration by Shel Silverstein, 1963...Heartbreaking, and inspiring all at once. That one flower left in his lapel, carried by his heart! Awesome :-)

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