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Rodin"s Thinker and the dilemmas of modern public sculpture

Albert Edward Elsen

Rodin"s Thinker and the dilemmas of modern public sculpture

by Albert Edward Elsen

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France,
  • France.
    • Subjects:
    • Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917,
    • Public sculpture -- France -- Public opinion,
    • Public opinion -- France

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 173-175.

      StatementAlbert E. Elsen.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNB553.R7 A76 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 175 p. :
      Number of Pages175
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3020478M
      ISBN 100300033346, 0300036523
      LC Control Number85000626

      In a career that spanned the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Auguste Rodin (French, –) was deeply inspired by tradition yet rebelled against its idealized forms, introducing innovative practices that paved the way for modern sculpture. He believed that art should be true to nature, a philosophy that shaped his attitudes. Browse Rodin's "The Thinker" and a variety of finely crafted sculpture reproductions inspired by The Met collection. Rodin: The Thinker Sculpture | The Met Store Our scaled reproduction in hand-patinated bonded bronze was scanned from a bronze in the Museum's collection, which was cast about from an origin Brand: The Met Store.

      Auguste Rodin, born in Paris on Novem , was a sculptor whose work had a huge influence on modern art. Unlike many famous artists, Rodin didn't become widely established until he was in Born: The Thinker. Rodin's most famous work, The Thinker, would evolve out of The Gates of Hell, as the form of a man lost in contemplation is central to the door.A very similar form would manifest as.

      Accomplishments. Rodin stripped away many of the narative references to classical myth that were still attached to academic sculpture in the late th century and placed a new stress on the dignity of simple human moments. The fame of works such as The Kiss (), The Thinker (), and The Age of Bronze () has transformed such depictions into paragons of high art Nationality: French. Those famous cultural works include statues, painting, books, and plays. Blog entries in this category are devoted to providing examples of those cultural works. Auguste Rodin was a famous French artist who created many famous sculptures. One of the sculptures is commonly known as ” The Thinker”.


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Rodin's Thinker and the Dilemmas of Modern Public Sculpture. by Elsen, Albert Edward. -- The Dilemmas of Modern Public Sculpture. Enlarging and casting The Thinker. The Paris debut of the enlarged Thinker -- Installing The Thinker in public; The public subscription; Selecting the site; Poitron\'s revenge; The statue\'s pedestal -- The Thinker as a social symbol -- The dilemmas of modern public sculpture; Who decides.

or the few selected for the many; Why public sculpture?. Books-A-Million; IndieBound; Find in a library; Rodin's Thinker and the Dilemmas of Modern Public Sculpture. Albert E. Elsen. Yale University Press, - Public opinion - pages. 0 Reviews. What people are saying - Write a review.

We. Rodin's Thinker exists today in many casts and sizes. More than fifty are known in this size—which is the size of Rodin's original handmade clay model. More information on this object can be found in the Gallery publication European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century, which is available as a free PDF.

With more than pictures, many never before seen, Rodin reveals, in great beauty and detail, the genius of the man known as the father of modern sculpture.

The stories of Rodin's sculptures, well known for their sense of fluidity and movement, are told through each stage of development from paster casts to the glorious end result/5(9).

The Thinker, French Le Penseur, sculpture of a pensive nude male by French artist Auguste Rodin, one of his most well-known works. Many marble and bronze editions in several sizes were executed in Rodin’s lifetime and after, but the most famous version is the 6-foot (metre) bronze statue (commonly called a monumental).

From 'Language in Use Upper-intermediate Teacher's Book': "(Auguste Rodin: The Thinker, ) This is a sculpture of a man sitting with his forehead supported by his fist, lost in thought." From a novel by Ralph Milton: "I put my right hand across my forehead, and my right elbow on.

Rodin’s Thinker, Detroit Institute of Art, photo by Robert Yanal. The Detroit Institute of Arts has a collection of o works of art across a wide range of media. One of the most visible is their cast of sculptor August Rodin’s iconic sculpture, The than twenty monumental size bronze casts of the sculpture are in museums around the world.

This is a list of The Thinker sculptures made by Auguste Rodin. The Thinker, originally a part of Rodin's The Gates of Hell, exists in several original size and the later monumental size versions were both created by Rodin, and the most valuable versions are those created under his supervision.

For the last 70 odd years after Auguste Rodin's death inthe Musee Rodin owned an exclusive "right of reproduction to objects given by him," [FN 3] which in part and/or whole, fell into the public domain in the late 's.

Yet, despite Auguste Rodin's Will mandating the "right of reproduction to objects given by him" upon his death to the State of. One of Auguste Rodin's most famous works, The Thinker was part of a commission for the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.

Although the museum was never built, the commission for the doors, titled The Gates of Hell, was begun, but never completed.

The Gates of Hell is considered one of Rodin's masterworks. Discords and triumphs. In spite of his success, Rodin was often in conflict with the Institute of France, the national art academy, with the public, and even with the Parliament. He devoted a decade to executing four monuments honouring the landscape painter Claude Lorrain, President Domingo Sarmiento of Argentina.

Cast inthis great bronze, The Thinker, has been exhibited since in the museum garden. It is exposed to bad weather, the climate, and pollution, all of which attack the layer of protection and the patina of the work. Consequently, the surface brought to light is subject to a normal phenomenon of corrosion and the formation of copper sulphate.

The Thinker sold yesterday for $ million, a new record for the figure beating a price of $12 million for a casting sold in   Odds are they'll think of Michelangelo's fey David, or Rodin's Thinker - or possibly another Rodin, The Kiss.

From Plaster to Bronze: The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum, is a collection comprising odd plasters and bronzes, including The Thinker and The Kiss, that is worth around £: Aida Edemariam.

As a complete study of the art of bronze sculpture in France from the 16th to the 18th-century, the book takes its readers on a journey through the extensive production of the time.

From the age of enlightenment, period of the Louis XIII to Louis XVI rule, to the discovery of technology, bronze sculpture holds an important place for French.

In the s, when Rodin began making sculpture, art was deeply rooted in the past — it told stories from religion, history, myth, and literature, and it told them as if the artist had been a witness to the events. Just thirty years later, by the peak of his career — the s — Auguste Rodin had transformed sculpture into something that today we call modern, that spoke to the.

There is nothing like them in modern sculpture’. 5 Henley, ‘Current art’, Magazine of Art, vol. 6, The Dante figure was none other than The thinker, placed in the centre of the tympanum, while Paolo and Francesca (better known as The kiss) and Ugolino and his children at that stage of the composition occupied matching positions at.

Statues come in so many different shapes, sizes and materials that buying a sculpture pedestal can become confusing. Not only do you have to consider the practical aspects of weight and size, you also have to consider the aesthetics of the piece.

You can’t have a pedestal which competes with the statue for attention but, Continue reading "Rodin’s “The Thinker.I was asked to answer, and I'll start by noting that I've never much enjoyed academic ways of viewing art, so those sorts of answers (e.g. cultural import) will have to come from someone else.

See answer to I love to see art that is visually appea.François Auguste René Rodin (12 November – 17 November ) was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past.

He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic recognition, although he was never accepted into Paris's foremost school of : Légion d'Honneur.