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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Don't overthink it


Find out why the sculptor of The Thinker, arguably one of the most famous statues in the world, was never accepted as a student at the best art academy in Paris. Visit my latest post at Paris Deconstructed.

5 comments:

Ginnie said...

What an unbelievable story, Ruth. I never knew! Or maybe I knew and forgot? I loved that museum because it was small enough to get my hands around!

Rauf said...

Ruth, There is a very famous cartoonist in Bombay, RK Laxman, brother of famous writer RK Narayanan. The cartoonist was invited to preside over a function at India's premier Art College, JJ college of Arts.
In the speech he embarassed the management by saying that he was rejected by the college when he applied years ago as a student.

I have seen the only the pictures of the sculpture, Have you seen Rodin's Kiss ?

thanks for the information Ruth, I never knew about it.

Rauf said...

I am sorry Ruth, posted this comment before I saw your Rodin museum blog

Ruth said...

Ginnie, I've forgotten a lot of the info we read or heard that day (and from a previous visit), but I actually learned this bit from the Internet.

Ruth said...

Rauf, no worries. I'm glad you visited. I really like these stories about unrecognized talent that turns out to be recognized in time. I'm a sucker for the Cinderella myth.