Photo of the Day: Old Thoughts

Today’s photo is another digitally processed one in which I think the processing enhances the mood. It’s Rodin’s Thinker by Moocat.


Photo by Moocat

Ever wonder what the Thinker is thinking about? Here is what Rodin wrote:

The Thinker has a story. In the days long gone by I conceived the idea of the Gates of Hell. Before the door, seated on the rock, Dante thinking of the plan of the poem behind him… all the characters from the Divine Comedy. This project was not realized. Thin ascetic Dante in his straight robe separated from all the rest would have been without meaning. Guided by my first inspiration I conceived another thinker, a naked man, seated on a rock, his fist against his teeth, he dreams. The fertile thought slowly elaborates itself within his brain. He is no longer a dreamer, he is a creator.

Go see it for yourself at the Rodin Museum at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for a suggested admission contribution of only $3. (But note: “Visitors are welcome to use hand-held cameras. Flash, strobe, and tripods are not permitted.”)


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