The Thinker: the Creation of the World

(in Lithuanian: „Mąstytojas: pasaulio sukūrimas“)

Everything was painted (it’s not a collage), including the figure which was painted on top of the painting. A lot of layers of paint and ideas were painted on top of each other, still preserving and re-interpreting the previous details. Very heavy impasto, some of it protruding up to half-a-centimeter. Very fine details even outside the figure – shades, textures, astrological and astronomical symbols. The Thinker holds a papyrus sheet with a fragment from Herodotus’s Histories written in ancient Greek.

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The original Herodotus’s papyrus (source):

Herodotus's Histories in ancient Greek (5th century B.C.)

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