The Danaide Statue was executed during a period when Rodin was exploring the female nude in recumbent postures. It is another work which was originally conceived to be part of the sculptural commission for the Doors of the Musee des Beaux-Arts, The Gates of Hell. Greek mythology tells about Danade and her forty-nine sisters who married the fifty sons of Aegyptus. Their father, King Danaos, who conflicts with Aegyptus, orders his daughters to kill their husbands during their wedding night. Their punishment for their horrendous crime was to spend the rest of their lives in the underworld, filling vessels with water which could never be filled. This story allowed Rodin the opportunity to visualize the total exhaustion of the female body. The marble stresses the fluent curves and reflects the aestheticism of Art Nouveau.
- Crafted in White resin and stone powder - Measures approximately 5.5 inches x 3.5 inches x 2.5 inches - Packaged in a luxury gift box - Includes brochure with information on the work and artist - Item: RO03
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