My name is Anteros, I am a creative thinker, all my life I have done different things. From lifeguard, to attorneys assistant i have even traveled the USA participating in and managing various businesses at renaissance festivals. Today I am mostly a web developer and a self taught engineer. Though my focus only seems to zero in for a small amount of time, everything i do take on i take on with a deep passion. I explore, I learn, I enjoy. I am a father, I am a son, I enjoy my life as much as I am able to.
Everything in life excites me!
Though I call many of my ideas and my production company thinking man the truth is that “The Thinker” has always been a tremendous inspiration to me. In fact it is one of my greatest goals to visit Pairs just to see it.
The Thinker is a bronze and marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin, whose first cast, of 1902, is now in the Musée Rodin in Paris; there are some twenty other original castings as well as various other versions, studies, and posthumous castings. There are all kinds of variations as well, from pop art to comic art I love each one I see as it is just another way of looking at this wonderful vision.
It depicts a man in sober meditation battling with a powerful internal struggle. 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. (In the final sculpture, a miniature of the statue sits atop the gates, pondering the hellish fate of those beneath him.) The sculpture is nude, as Rodin wanted a heroic figure in the tradition of Michelangelo, to represent intellect as well as poetry.
For me it has always been a great inspiration.
I feel often that our daily modern lives present us with many struggles often times I feel as if I might be Dante, sitting there. pondering.. meditating.