DetailsTHE THINKER By Auguste Rodin From his chiseled muscles to his pensive expression the Thinker Sculpture by Auguste Rodin is one of the most recognizable pieces of artwork in the world. This grandiose life-sized outdoor sculpture would simply look amazing pondering his options in your garden. Perhaps he is working on the way out of the labyrinth or even the final number of pi, but he remains deep in wistful thought. The Thinker is one of the most recognizable statues around the world. Originally sculpted to depict Dante reflecting on his poem along with other characters from The Gates Of Hell. The original Thinker resides in the Rodin Museum in Paris, France. This was the first piece by Rodin to be on public display. François-Auguste-René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917), known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic recognition, although he was never accepted into Paris's foremost school of art. Rodin is known as one of the most famous sculptors in the history of Art. He used unpopular methods to produce original and turbulent pieces that instilled his legacy. Rodin’s The Thinker is one of the most recognizable sculptures in art history. It has become a popular icon for intellectual activity and the subject for endless satirical use. World of bronze offer affordable, life sized bronze sculptures of Rodin Meditation Without Arms and The Thinker for the anyone who appreciates and adores his immediate and contrasting methods. Visit www.worldofbronze.com for the lost-wax bronze sculptures of Rodin’s most famous piece, The Thinker. From the unexpected realism of his first major figure — inspired by his 1875 trip to Italy — to the unconventional memorials whose commissions he later sought, Rodin's reputation grew, such that he became the preeminent French sculptor of his time. By 1900, he was a world-renowned artist. Wealthy private clients sought Rodin's work after his World's Fair exhibit, and he kept company with a variety of high-profile intellectuals and artists. He married his life-long companion, Rose Beuret, in the last year of both their lives. His sculpture suffered a decline in popularity after his death in 1917, but within a few decades, his legacy solidified. Rodin remains one of the few sculptors widely known outside the visual arts community. Some of his famous work includes: The Age of Bronze, The Walking Man, The Gates of Hell, The Burghers of Calais, Meditation Without Arms, and The Thinker. He was never awarded any national honors which were probably due to the fact that he lived during the years that his country was at war with Germany. In 1967, during the 50th anniversary of Rodin’s death , he was finally awarded with the public tribute to Preiss. World of Bronze has the world's largest online selection of bronze sculptures. We are foundry direct with the highest quality bronzes with lowest prices guaranteed. Our bronze sculptures are cast in the traditional lost wax process. Each bronze is handmade and hand finished with the highest quality craftsmanship designed to last a lifetime. Our bronze statues are extremely popular and proudly displayed in gardens, parks, homes, schools, cities, and fine galleries throughout the country. Most any of our bronzes can be done in custom color patinas. Welded mounting nuts for larger sizes for permanent installation at your location can be added for $49.00. If there are any questions please call so you can speak with a helpful, friendly and knowledgeable sales staff at Toll Free.1-866-870-5271. This NEW bronze statue is hand finished and cast in the traditional Lost Wax Casting Process. This is a multi step process that insures a quality bronze sculpture that may be passed down from generation to generation. Most sculptures are mounted on a beautiful marble bases and includes an engraved brass plaque with sculpture name and artist. Most bronzes have the artist signatures on bronze. Each piece of art holds intricate details and realistic qualities, each a unique quality of art that blends the process of Lost Wax Casting Process as well as hands on detailing. We offer FREE SHIPPING with each of our items within the USA. Each of our items is heavy in weight so we pack each shipment securely so it will arrive in perfect condition. After your order is received and payment is made we start the process of the final detail on each sculpture, meaning the finishing hands on details and assembling the marble base on the bottom. Our items in stock are shipped out within 7 days of your payment by Fed Ex. We inspect each piece for workmanship and quality and hand pack each order so please be patient in delivery as we insure your order is of high quality and meets our standards. We do ship with delivery confirmation so we can track it’s delivery to insure it reaches you! Lowest price guaranteed. We guarantee the lowest price on the market. If you find a comparable bronze at a lower verified price we will do our best to beat it by $10.00 or more. If there are any questions please call so you can speak with a helpful, friendly and knowledgeable sales staff at Toll Free.1-866-870-5271. Returns: We know you will love you new bronze masterpiece but if you are not happy for any reason we will except returns within 14 days of delivery to you. In 40 years it is rare that anything is returned and most are for exchange or larger piece. Buyers usual call and order more bronzes and tell friends and family to purchase our bronzes. Buyer is responsible for original delivery charges and any return shipping charges. Any return must be sent with delivery confirmation. We want to make sure you are happy with your purchase so please call us at 866-870-5271 with any questions! Refunds: All refunds are the original cost of the statue minus shipping and will be made directly to your account if you chose to return the bronze. After item is received we will issue the refund of the original cost of the statue minus shipping
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We know you will love you new bronze masterpiece but if you are not happy for any reason we will except returns within 14 days of delivery to you. In 40 years it is rare that anything is returned and most are for exchange or larger piece. Buyers usual call and order more bronzes and tell friends and family to purchase our bronzes. Buyer is responsible for original delivery charges and any return shipping charges. Any return must be sent with delivery confirmation. number given when you call and request return. We want to make sure you are happy with your purchase so please call us at 866-870-5271 with any questions!
All sales are final no refunds on all Special Order Bronzes. There is a approximate 8 to 10 week or longer wait for special order bronzes. No refunds on any special order bronzes.
All refunds must have a return number given by calling 866-870-5271. The original cost of the statue minus shipping both ways and will be made directly to your account if you chose to return the bronze. After item is received we will issue the refund of the original cost of the statue minus buyer is responsible for original delivery charges and any return shipping charges and pays shipping both ways *The Jumbo, Monumental and Heroic statues are special order and non refundable. These special order non refundable bronzes are made to order bronzes. All have approximate shipping times. All approximate shipping times may vary with the bronze completion time. All larger bronzes are shipped free by freight. Please provide a contact number for completion & delivery. All measurements are approximate. Mounting brackets for larger sizes can be welded on for permanent installation at your location for added $50.00.