Thursday, February 10, 2011

Auguste Rodin " The Thinker" makes you think about thinking

in class today we explored the perculiar pose of Aguste Rodin's statue "The Thinker".
have you every noticed that the elbow of the arm the rests on the chin is resting the opposite leg...???
As Frank pointed out to the class, that as human beings we don't natural form this position when in a thinking mode....
so why did Agustus Rodin do this to the statue???
becuase the figure is twisted the line of action creates emotion and energy to the overall composition of the statue.
sooooo...... class task today... Max gets to star as the THINKER!!!!

i hope you like, it was difficult to make the arms not fold into the rib cage.... its important that maxs breathes during his intense thinking :D

1 comment:

  1. I really like that the gates are included in the background. That shows some good thinking. Nice posing work as well. Look for more twist through the body controllers to get the shoulders rotated further. This exercise was partly about observing the right elbow is on the left knee: 'teaching you to see', but it was also about building energy in poses using torque. That is, using the rotation tool on the body controllers.