Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Thinker's true origins...

That's right, it's a history lesson people, so pay attention, will ya?! Natuba member skysmile has shed some light on the true origins of Rodin's "The Thinker" sculpture.

This masterpiece, originally titled "The Poet," was meant to represent Dante at the gates of hell, pondering his poem, "The Divine Comedy."

Today, "The Thinker" is synonymous with Philosophy. So that's the history, right? Sure, of his adult life... what about when he was a kid?

Enter skysmile's photo:

In his younger and more vulnerable years, The Thinker apparently still did a lot of his thinking on the can.

If those tiled walls could talk, they'd probably say, "He just wasn't sure if he was finished 'making.' "

Thank you, skysmile, for enlightening us all. Now we must do our part and correct history.


Anonymous said...

I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
And you et an account on Twitter?

Mark Frachtman said...

Sure, you may quote our post. We do have a Twitter account:

Thanks for asking!