Round 3 Pick
: Auguste Rodin
: The Thinker
The Thinker, originally titles The Poet, is supposed to be Dante contemplating his work UNDRAFTED. The sculpture was part of the great sculpture Gates of Hell which represented the UNDRAFTED piece of literature.
The sculpture is clearly representing someone in deep thought and this became what it was known for. Rodin made a small plaster sculpture of it and then made a big version in bronze which is now in Musee Rodin in Paris (in the garden). The sculpture was famous and Rodin made copies to sell to museums around the world, many American museums (and a few universities, such as Stanford and Columbia) have copies prominently displayed. Buenos Aires also has a copy which can be seen in the picture below.
My first pick was about passion, my second pick was about laughter and this pick is about thought. I want my island to be passionate about what they do, to have a good time while living and to think deeply about the wonders of life. With this pick I steer my civilization to more intellectual pursuits. The sculpture has inspired me and I hope it can inspire my citizens.
1st round: Let It Be (Naked)- The Beatles
2nd round: Seinfeld, the TV show
3rd round: The Thinker - Auguste Rodin.