Auguste Rodin, ‘The Thinker’, Modeled ca. 1880-cast ca. 1910, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Auguste Rodin

The Thinker, Modeled ca. 1880-cast ca. 1910

Bronze
27 5/8 in
70.2 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York

Founder: Cast by Alexis Rudier (French)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Thomas F. Ryan, 1910

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Sculpture
Auguste Rodin
French, 1840–1917
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Known as one of the most gifted figurative sculptors in history, Auguste Rodin made such iconic works of art as The Kiss (1880-1881), The Thinker (1881-1882), and The Burghers of Calais (1884-1895). Using clay, plaster molds, and a meticulous process that included live models, Rodin created sculptures that were innovative in their attention to detail and unprecedented realism. Inspired by the female form and literature from Dante to Baudelaire, Rodin was particularly adept at conveying tension and emotion through subjects’ bodies and made a large collection of sculptures of men and women in amorous, sensual poses.

Auguste Rodin, ‘The Thinker’, Modeled ca. 1880-cast ca. 1910, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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About the work
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York

Founder: Cast by Alexis Rudier (French)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Thomas F. Ryan, 1910

Medium
Sculpture
Auguste Rodin
French, 1840–1917
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Known as one of the most gifted figurative sculptors in history, Auguste Rodin made such iconic works of art as The Kiss (1880-1881), The Thinker (1881-1882), and The Burghers of Calais (1884-1895). Using clay, plaster molds, and a meticulous process that included live models, Rodin created sculptures that were innovative in their attention to detail and unprecedented realism. Inspired by the female form and literature from Dante to Baudelaire, Rodin was particularly adept at conveying tension and emotion through subjects’ bodies and made a large collection of sculptures of men and women in amorous, sensual poses.

Auguste Rodin

The Thinker, Modeled ca. 1880-cast ca. 1910

Bronze
27 5/8 in
70.2 cm
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