Rodin's Thinker Garden Statue: Estate
(c. 1902) Le Penseur by artist Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Musée Rodin, Paris
French sculptor Rodin’s most famous work, “The Thinker” was originally part of a larger work called “Gates of Hell.” based on The Divine Comedy; a poem by Dante Alighieri. Instantly recognizable the world over, it has been described as “summing up the spirit of the day” as a monument to heroic labor. Originally named &lquo;The Poet,&rquo; the piece was part of a commission bye the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Our over two-foot-tall, stone-finished, quality designer resin statement piece will command instant attention in gallery, spa, bath or garden.
Grande scale: 13" Wx16" Dx25" H. 31 lbs.
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  • Base is 12½"Wx12"D.
  • Fits on Grande English Rosette plinth (CL5193), Classical Fluted plinth (KY2273), Grande Laurel plinth (KY3917), Rococo plinth (KY0631), Grand Garden English plinth (NE140502) and Lion of Florence Sentinel base (KY727)
  • Fits on Large Classic plinth (NG314100) and Roman Column plinth (NE60510) with slight overhang
  •    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Sculptor Auguste Rodin is credited with single-handedly rescuing sculpture from a moribund state and making it once more a vehicle for intense personal expression. After being educated at Paris cole des Beux-Arts, his work began to take complex, deep-pocketed forms, and Rodin soon became the most preeminent French sculptor of his time. Today his sculptures, such as Danaid and Study of the Human Face are prime examples of the naturalism movement.

    Auguste Rodin was born in 1840 to a working-class Parisian family. He began teaching himself to draw at age 10, but after being denied entrance into the prestigious art schools, let his art decline. After briefly joining a Christian Order, Rodin was encouraged to rediscover his passion for sculpting. Rodin worked for years as an ornamental mason before establishing his reputation with his most famous work, The Thinker. This piece caused a sensation because Rodin's naturalistic treatment of the naked figure was so radically different from the contemporary idealizing conventions in sculpture. By 1900, Auguste Rodin was a world-renowned sculptor.

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    This item is crafted of durable resin and may be displayed outdoors with the following care:
  • Painted items will benefit from a coat of clear acrylic spray paint to slow fading from sun exposure.
  • Avoid direct exposure to freezing winter weather.

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