Visual Arts




The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze and marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin held in the Musée Rodin in Paris. It depicts a man in sober meditation battling with a powerful internal struggle.[1] It is often used to represent philosophy. Originally named The Poet, the piece was part of a commission by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris to create a monumental portal to act as the door of the museum. Rodin based his theme on The Divine Comedy of Dante and entitled the portal The Gates of Hell. Each of the statues in the piece represented one of the main characters in the epic poem. The Thinker was originally meant to depict Dante in front of the Gates of Hell, pondering his great poem....Rodin wanted a heroic figure in the tradition of Michelangelo, to represent intellect as well as poetry.

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Visual Art - Personality Scoring

Each competitor will be judged on their ability to communicate effectively, good sportsmanship, stage presence and likeability. He will earn a score between 1 - 10, 10 being best. This score will be added to the other three scores to determine the top three winners. 40 points is the maximum number of total points a competitor can earn (Physique - 10, Posing - 10, Personality - 10, Photogenic - 10)


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