My foe-toe

September 14, 2007 at 10:57 pm (art, gibber-square-ish, history)

The Caretakerโ€™s Star
Another turning point,a fork stuck in the road.
Time grabs you by the wrist,directs you where to go.
So make the best of this test,and don’t ask why.
It’s not a question,but a lesson learned in time.
It’s something unpredictable,but in the end it’s right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

………crows Billie Joe of Greenday’s fame in the song Good Riddance a.k.a Time of your life.Aaaah…..this is a great song which strikes a chord with everyone in this fast paced world of today where everyday is a new challenge and we just cant sit back and enjoy life .In short this life is really tough on romantics and blessed are those working people who are enjoying their life and their job//\\note that i said “job” and not work.Most of the people who seem to enjoy their jobs{or atleast as much i have noticed and feel} are actually enjoying their work{red alert!!!!A WORKOHOLIC!!!!}That’s my worst fear that i might become one of them :-(………………..

Well guys…. yea….I am back.And no…………i haven’t yet completed freakonomics…. though it’s quite interesting.

Lemme taahk ’bout the guy who’s seriously brooding over matters i have no idea of…….immmediately felt a connexion with it though n i seriously feel that many of u too have felt that…….This dude’s actually a creation of the french sculptor Auguste Rodin,apparently a very popular guy but none of you heard his name ,on which i’ll bet my whole month’s salary{when i get one ๐Ÿ˜› }.{praying that its not otherwise}.
Auguste Rodin
The Thinker was made as part of a sculptural group called Gates of Hell along with his other famous works like The Kiss,The Falling Man,The Prodigal Son,The Three Shades.Believe it or not a man of such calibre as Rodin made it his life’s work to complete this project and it reflects in that many of his more famous pieces of art are from this project.

The Gates Of HellThe Bronze Age

The Prodigal SonWalking Man

The Thinker was originally named The Poet as Rodin based his theme on one of the main characters of the epic poem The Divine Comedy depicting Dante himself sitting in front of the gates of hell pondering his great poem.Rodin took inspiration from Michelangelo to represent the Thinker as a heroic figure and so in typical Michelangelo tradition he made it nude.It is also generally felt to characterize the Biblical Adam,the mythological Prometheus and the intellectual thinking part of the sculpture is controversial as it can also be ascribed to emotional tension and an ongoing internal struggle which is consuming a person physically too.
Now the last paragraph has actuall spurned me to write about prometheus and adam too.But lemme hold back for this post and i am sure going to post about them too folks.Hope there is atleast one reader going to look forward for those posts ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Anshul said,

    nice sculptural post…liked those initiating lines(don’t feel proud …they weren’t by you) … “immediately felt a connexion” nahhh…
    waiting for your next post ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. thecaretaker said,

    which lines anshul?

  3. massu said,

    ” note that i said โ€œjobโ€ and not work ”
    –yo yo ….that was an extremely funny piece.
    I would have won the bet had you asked the name of the creation itself.
    After reading this post, I felt like an invisible entity kicking me on my buttocks to continue the habit of reading blogs. ๐Ÿ™‚
    once again I say, this post is appreciated.

    Does that creation prove only Men are Thinkers?

  4. thecaretaker said,

    thnx massu
    no this creation draws inspiration from the mythologies of a society which was patriarchal.Also, to simply put it it characterizes Dante,my dear, who is widely considered and accepted as male version of the homo sapiens ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. Rathod Sudhir said,

    Good one dude ….
    Forget Adam and Michelangelo (hope i got the spelling right :D) ……
    welll not entirely …. do find out the Connexion between Michelangelo (Plzzz dont say incorrect spelling) and Nude Sculptures ….
    Looking forward to your future posts ….

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