The Burrell Collection
Rodin The Thinker 5cm Figurine£9.99
Rodin's The Thinker is the iconic statue of deep thinking. It is based on the figure in the Tympanum in The Gates Of Hell which Rodin completed for Ecole des Beaux-Arts. This resin statue with multiple bronze patinas is part of the highly collectible Parastone Mouseion 3D Collection. Parastone specializes in reproducing famous artworks with the highest quality. AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917). In between Romanticism and Impressionism this self-willed Frenchman created some of the most famous pieces known in the art of sculpting. He was very talented at conveying feeling in his compositions by emphasizing gesture. Also, his rough surface texture with deep hollows added strong shadows and naturalism to the human form. Rodin's goal, as he put it, was "to render inner feelings through muscular movement." He achieved this aim by joining his profound knowledge of anatomy and movement with special attention to the body's surfaces, saying, "The sculptor must learn to reproduce the surface, which means all that vibrates on the surface, soul, love, passion, life...Sculpture is thus the art of hollows and mounds, not of smoothness, or even polished planes."