Rodin’s Thinker

I sketched this gigantic Thinker by Auguste Rodin at the Cantor Museum on the campus of Stanford University. This little gem of a museum has loads of pieces by Rodin, including many of the small studies for his Gates of Hell sculpture.
Initially I wanted to sketch this piece from a more classic side angle, but the museum guards wouldn’t let me stand there ( I never figured why). But I’m glad I had to stand where I did, sort of in the back: it was quite a dramatic sight with this monumental piece looking down on the museum goers.
I really enjoyed contrasting the size, solidity and permanence of this sculpture with the relatively small and fleeting viewers.

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About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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4 Responses to Rodin’s Thinker

  1. s.j. says:

    from: dr.s.j.

    Its nice to see the sculpture, ” The Thinker ” by World renowned, Auguste Rodin,
    whose 172nd Birth Anniversary is around.

    Like

  2. A nice combo of fluidity and solidity.

    Like

  3. Fabio says:

    Super, as always!!!

    Like

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