The thinker
The Thinker
by Auguste Rodin
The work shows a nude male figure of over life-size sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand as though deep in thought, and is often used as an image to represent philosophy. There are about 28 full size castings, in which the figure is about 186 centimetres (73 in) high, though not all were made during Rodin's lifetime and under his supervision, as well as various other versions, several in plaster, studies, and posthumous castings, in a range of sizes. Rodin first conceived the figure as part of another work in 1880, but the first of the familiar monumental bronze castings did not appear until 1904. It was a gift of Horace H. Rackman. Original casting in 1904. Installed 1922 Media: Granite, Bronze
Location 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI
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