Auguste Rodin’s most famous work, ‘The Thinker,’ celebrated in Google doodle

Originally posted on National Post | News:

Auguste Rodin is celebrated in Monday’s Google doodle on his 172nd birthday.

Born in 1840, Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture and is one of the few sculptors known to the general non-arts community.

Most of Rodin’s work celebrated the realistic physicality of his subjects, which was a break from the styles at the time.

Rodin grew-up in Paris and desired academic recognition for his work, but was rejected from the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts, the top arts-school of the time.

As he progressed as a sculptor and started producing more work reminiscent of Michelangelo his place in the artistic pantheon rose.


His most famous work, “The Thinker” is also highlighted in the google doodle. “The Thinker” shows a man with his chin on his hand in an iconic pose of thinking. Despite how much the pose has become associated with the statue’s name and theme, Rodin…

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