The claim is that a well-known statue by Auguste Rodin called “The Thinker” which shows a man in deep contemplation has come into question due to the Mandela Effect.
Many people say that the statue has changed from its original pose to a new pose never before seen. Some people even say that this is the third time it’s happened.
“What makes my Thinker think is that he thinks not only with his brain, with his knitted brow, his distended nostrils and compressed lips, but with every muscle of his arms, back, and legs, with his CLENCHED fist and gripping toes.” — Auguste Rodin
Here are the three possibilities that people claim they remember but which one do you think is the correct pose?
Maybe this will help: George Bernard Shaw used to model for Auguste Rodin and posed for this famous photo the night of the unveiling of The Thinker.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW IN THE POSE OF “THE THINKER”
1906 Carbon print on platinotype
Where this gets strange: There are many books written that include descriptions of this famous statue but they no longer agree with each other. From our perspective, a plethora of books have been published with the wrong description of this statue and it went undetected until JAN 2019. It’s as though we all suddenly became aware of the mistakes at the same time but not for all the years those books were in circulation.
Poems have been written that reference this statue in a descriptive manner that no longer make any sense since the statue doesn’t fit the description.
The statue has been reproduced in movies but doesn’t match the statue currently on display in the museum. Like for example in the famous movie “Night At The Museum”.
Even stranger: People in photos imitating the statue don’t match the statue. It would seem they either can’t see the statue correctly or refuse to pose in the same manner.
Far stranger still: Products for sale online have descriptions that don’t match the statue being displayed in the sales window.
The Thinker Sculpture by Auguste Rodin is one of the most famous pieces of art in the last two hundred years. It is easily Rodin’s most celebrated piece. This is a fine copy of the thinking man in his famed hunched pose with his fist on his forehead. Many wonder if he is contemplating or grieving. Regardless, you need this replica if you admire Rodin’s work.