Danaïde Rodin - Marble patina
Reproduction patinated by hand. Mold made from an imprint of the original work exhibited at the Rodin museum.
The Danaid, first sculpted in 1885 as part of The Gates of Hell, is huddled up in a pose typical of suffering.
In 1889, after being enlarged and cut in marble, it was given its title, inspired by Greek mythology. According to this legend, the fifty daughters of Danaus were condemned to fill a bottomless barrel with water for having slit the throats of their husbands on their wedding night, on the orders of their father.
In this sculpture, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) portrays the despair of one of them who falls prostrate to the ground when she realizes the futility of her task. The success of this figure encouraged Rodin to make many examples in bronze and in marble.
- Dimensions :
- 23 x 38 x 29 cm
- Museum :
- Musée d'Orsay
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