Jean Baud, 1905 »THE THINKER« by Auguste
Rodin. The original bronze sculpture can be found in the Rodin Museum in Paris; a cast was placed on Rodin’s grave in Meudon. This is considered to be Rodin’s most important work, with which he occupied himself for decades. »THE THINKER « is supposed to portray Dante Alighieri, the
creator of The Divine Comedy. However, it was in fact the French boxer JEAN BAUD who posed for the sculpture at the end of the 19th century. His body had countless muscle layers, which can be found again and again as a visual element in paintings as well as in sculptures over the centuries.
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