Auguste Rodin

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AugusteRodin conceivedthebronze sculpture(TheThinker),which is a malenudefigure,thesizeof a normalhumanbeing.Thisstatuesitson a rock,with its righthandrestingon its chinas ifengravedin deepthought.Itis oftenusedas a figureto representphilosophy.

Thissculpturedepictsa four-point perspective,whereone can havea 360-degree viewlayingtheoriginalintentionof its creator.Ratiois evidentwhere,a muchsmallerformof TheThinker,wascreatedin plaster,pavingwayforotherartiststo producebronze castsfrom theoriginal.(Holzwarth, 2011). Rodin’sworkdemonstratesan understandingof physicalsightandspaceby ensuringthatmanyof thebronze copiesandoriginalplastersare in a centralposition,sothattheycan be visibleto allvisitorsfrom allangles. TheGreek systemdictatedthatplanetmovementswerecircularandnot elliptical.Until the17th Century, thissystemhadnot beenchallengedin thewesternculture.Theastronomicalsystemof Ptolemy portrayedthattheearthis at thecenterof theuniverseandallotherbodiesrevolvedaround it.Planetsweremovingin smallcirclesthathereferredto as epicycles,with thestarslyingat fixedlocationson a spherethat rotatedaround theseorbits.(Singh, 2012). Copernicus andGalileo facedthechallengeof thedesireto finda newconceptionthat constitutesnaturalphilosophyandhowitought to bepursued.There has beena tremendousshiftin thewayweunderstandtheuniversenowas comparedto thetwo systems.Weare nowfullyawarethattheearthrevolvesaround thesunin its own orbit,andthis is what constitutes day and night. Humanbeingshavealwaysbeenfascinatedas to howtheuniversecameinto existence.There havebeennumerousattemptsby scholarssuchas Copernicus andGalileo to tryandcrackthiscodeby comingup with varioustheoriesabout thisuniverse.Thesescholarsare someof thosethat broughtinto perspectivetheneedto knowmoreabout theuniverse.Sincethen,individualshavedug deep into research,wheretheygatherdata in an attemptto understandtheworldbetter.Scientists,despite beinggroundedon earthhaveadvancedtechnology to thepointwheretheyhavecreatedtelescopesthat makethemoonandstarsappearsoclose.Thisis howadvancesin humanunderstandingof theuniversehaveimpactedtheexplorationandchangingof theworldmap.

ReferencesSingh,K. (2012). Early-Universe andEvolution of thePresent Universe: ExactSolution Models.

Journalof Modern Physics, 817-825.

Holzwarth,H. (2011). Modernart.Köln: Taschen.