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Adrian in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Thinker

(French, Le Penseur) Auguste Rodin

 
 
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Photographed By Craig Doda, November 30, 2019
1. The Thinker Marker
Inscription.  The original bronze and marble sculpture of The Thinker is in the Musée Rodin in Paris. The original dates from the late nineteenth century. Casts of the original are on display in museums around the world and are found as well on several American campuses including Columbia University and Stanford University.

Originally named The Poet to depict Dante contemplating the fate of the characters in his great epic poem The Divine Comedy, The Thinker has become an international symbol of intellectual activity. The viewer senses the importance of this meditation through the powerful physical presence of the figure deep in thought.

L'oeuvre originale en bronze et marbre Le Penseur se trouve au Musée Rodin à Paris. Des reproductions de la sculpture, qui remonte à la fin du dix-neuvième siècle, sont exposées dans des musées de nombreux pays et se trouvent sur plusieurs campus américains, y compris Columbia University et Stanford University.

Nommé au début Le Poète pour dépeindre Dante qui contemplait le sort des personnages de son grand poème épique La Divina Commedia, Le Penseur est devenu symbole international

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de l'activité intellectuelle. Le spectateur ressent l’importance de cette méditation à travers la présence physique puissante du personnage perdu dans la pensée.
 
Erected 2007.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 41° 53.85′ N, 84° 3.533′ W. Marker is in Adrian, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is on S. Madison Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adrian MI 49221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cane Ceremony (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Adrian College (about 400 feet away); Adrian College Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Camp Williams / Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry (about 500 feet away); South Hall Bell (about 700 feet away); History of the Adrian Kiwanis Club (approx. 0.9 miles away); History of Kiwanis Trail and Trestle Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Spirit of Cooperation (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adrian.
 
The Thinker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 30, 2019
2. The Thinker Marker
The Thinker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 30, 2019
3. The Thinker Marker
The Thinker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 30, 2019
4. The Thinker Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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