Isabelle Adjani

Auguste Rodin's 'The Thinker' gets a Google Doodle

Auguste Rodin's 'The Thinker' gets a Google Doodle

Even people who know nothing about art know the works of Auguste Rodin. The French sculptor who created "The Thinker" and "The Kiss" was born on this day in 1840. Google has created a blue-tinted homage to the sculpture on the occasion of the artist's birthday.

"The Thinker" (Le Penseur) was first created in 1902, though there are many other casts of the famous sculpture. Rodin's sculpture of Honore de Balzac also exists in many versions, including casts at New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Norton Simon Museum of Art in Pasadena.

Rodin's sculptures emphasize musculature and movement, with subjects...

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