Saturday, November 17, 2007

I invent nothing, I rediscover.

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917)

Speaking of The Thinker, Rodin illuminated his aesthetic: "What makes my Thinker think is that he thinks not only with his brain, with his knitted brow, his distended nostrils and compressed lips, but with every muscle of his arms, back, and legs, with his clenched fist and gripping toes."

The Thinker

Rodin Museum Philadelphia, PA

The Age of Bronze

"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation."