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The Abu Dhabi Louvre acquires one of the most famous sculptures in the world

After temporarily hosting Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painting, "Salvator Mundi", the Abu Dhabi Louvre has just acquired for a period of one year one of the most famous sculptures of all time: "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin.

Since its opening in November 2017, the Abu Dhabi Louvre has continued to host international artistic jewels. After Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi”, Vermeer’s “Lacemaker” and Van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait”, it is now Auguste Rodin’s “Thinker”, one of the most famous sculptures of all time, to enter the Abu Dhabi Louvre, straight from the Rodin Museum in Paris.

For one year, the bronze sculpture created by Auguste Rodin between 1881 and 1882 will be housed in the Abu Dhabi Louvre. “The Thinker”, famous for his posture, head down, chin resting on one hand, frowned eyebrows and tight lips, represents the symbol of contemplation of the modern human condition.

The sculpture itself is majestic and extremely powerful… Rodin was one of the first artists to really free himself from university schools. That is why we have it in this gallery, which deals with the birth of modernity
Souraya Noujaim, Collections Officer at the Museum of the Capital of the United Arab Emirates

A museum with an international reputation

By temporarily acquiring “The Thinker”, the Abu Dhabi Louvre continues to expand its collection, which to date includes many archaeological wonders, such as one of the oldest Koran ever discovered, works by Paul Gauguin and works by Pablo Picasso.

 

As part of its international outreach strategy, the Abu Dhabi Louvre recently made its first major loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York: a 16th-century gold enameled necklace from the Order of the Golden Fleece.