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I’ll take a Divinity please

November 2nd, 2007 | 1 Comment | Posted in Food is good, School

I went to Stanford University the other day with my sculpture class to get a look at the Rodin’s they have there. If you don’t know who Rodin is then I suggest looking him up, he was one of the greatest sculpters in the world. Between him and Michaelangelo they have contributed more to sculpture than any other artist I can think of. When he died his studio had over 6,000 sculpture molds and 8,000 drawings. The man was AMAZING!

They have a huge collection of his work at Stanford from his earliest bronze of”man with a broken nose” to a full size version of “The Gates of Hell” which was actually cast in bronze after he died. A monolith size version of ‘The Thinker’ is sitting right in the middle of the entry area of the museum, amazing work, seeing it in a picture doesn’t do justice to his work at all, if at all possible you should see it up close and in person.

There is also a casting of the “The Burghers of Calais” and three different sizes of “The Age of Bronze”. I wandered in the museum and out in the sculpture garden for a while and stopped to sketch some of the works there, more to get back into some sketch work but also because it’s a Rodin! The guy was a freaking genius and there they were right in front of me!

I got to thinking while I was there, enjoying the clear skies and warm sun (and I started getting hungry for lunch) that if I was ever to open a hamburger joint I would call it “The Burgers of Calais” and then would have three types of hamburgers:

  • The Divinity – Covered in bacon, Swiss and Cheddar cheese, A-1 sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and thin sliced red onions
  • The Purgatory – A plain hamburger on a bun with ketchup and mustard
  • The Inferno – Red Chili flakes in the meat, topped with red and green chilies, and a dash of hot mustard and hot sauce.

I know, my brain goes off in odd directions. You want fries with that?