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3.In 1980, Auguste Rodin began work on the composition The Gates of Hell, and for two years he worked on perhaps his most famous creation, 

and in 1888, The Thinker was first publicly exhibited. During the work on the sculpture, Rodin changed direction several times.

Initially, the "Thinker" was "The Poet" and was supposed to be part of the composition dedicated to the "Divine Comedy". 

Initially, the prototype of The Thinker was Dante himself. Later, inspired by the works of Michelangelo, 

Rodin awarded his creation with physical strength and expanded the image of the poet to the universal image of the artist, 

but at the opening, Rodin noted that The Thinker is a monument to the workers of France.

4.84 years ago, on October 12, 1931, one of the most majestic statues of our time, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, 

was unveiled in Rio de Janeiro. This thirty-meter sculpture of Christ with arms outstretched over Rio rises majestically on top of Corcovado. 

The erection of such a monument is timed to coincide with the centenary of Brazil's independence.

It is noteworthy that the statue of Christ the Redeemer is a truly popular monument: 

a competition was announced in a popular weekly magazine for the best design of a statue that would become a symbol of Brazil.

 After the magazine “O Cruzeiro”, about 2.2 million reais were collected through the sale of subscriptions for the construction of the monument,

 which lasted about nine years. Today, the statue of Christ the Redeemer is in excellent condition thanks to regular reconstruction work.

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