Rodin – the thinker


Well it has to be Rodin doesn’t it, for expressiveness, muscularity, humanity and reality contained in his work.  I spent ages wondering round The Kiss in Cardiff’s Art Museum, a bequest from two Welsh sisters who built a fantastic art collection and left it to the city as a legacy.  Rodin was a giant figure and just so astonishingly productive..  Watched a video today of other sculptors talking about Rodin, and Tony Cragg said of ‘The Thinker’ that it just was not a thinking pose, it suggested much more than is captured in the title of the piece.  I found it helpful to hear another sculptor venturing to say this, as I have looked at the is statue and the title in the past and felt a discord but wasn’t sure why.  In Damien Hirst’s work the title of a piece is often strangely discordant and it reminds me that the naming of a piece can be important.  I have never made anything worth naming.. todays piece could have been called ‘for recycling’.


One thought on “ Rodin – the thinker

  1. Hi Carrie,

    Nice blog!

    May I use your picture of Rodin’s The Thinker? Of course, I would give you the photo credit!

    Please let me know

    Thank you!

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