The thinker

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  • Doors were 15 feet tall by 12 feet wide
  • Doors show various images from the first section of the book that focused on the suffering in hell.
  • With fame came attention and affection
    Women apparently found him irresistible.
    Had many girlfriends.
    Eventually married the mother of his son right before she died.
    She was a faithful girlfriend who took care of his parents and their mentally challenged child.
  • The thinker

    1. 1. Auguste Rodin As a teen struggled with reading and math Lots of interest in art Failed the entrance exam into an art school three times before he was finally accepted. “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely”. – August Rodin
    2. 2. The doors called “The Gates of Hell” Paid to design a pair of doors for a new art museum Theme was based a book called “The Divine Comedy” written in 1300’s by the poet Dante Religiously focused book about a man’s journey from hell to heaven “comedy” at that time meant a story with a happy ending.
    3. 3. “The Thinker” was meant to depict the poet Dante contemplating the story that he created and the images of suffering around him.
    4. 4. Famous! Took several pieces off of the unfinished door and exhibited them separately Made many copies of “The Thinker” in several sizes
    5. 5. Check it out!! The Rodin Museum is in Philadelphia!
    6. 6. Bronze sculptures Rubber cast of original clay sculpture Ceramic cast Molten bronze
    7. 7. The Project…

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