About La Danaide Statue
This statue is depicting the physical weariness of one of the daughters of the mythological King Danao, Danaïde, reclining nude on a rock. Danaïde’s myth tells the story of fifty sisters who kill their husbands (sons of Aegyptus) on their wedding night at the command of their father. As a punishment, the sisters had to live in the underworld and they should carry jogs of water to fill a basin that could never be filled.
- Size: 5.5 in. x 3.5 in. x 2.5 in.
- Item Type: statue
- Material: Resin with hand-painted color details
- Weight (lbs): 1.2
Auguste Rodin’s creations received conflicted reactions from the audience throughout his life due to the unusual character of his work. Since Rodin was fascinated by body movement centered on the female body, he focussed his work on capturing the essence of the body in movement which is why he never claimed to belong to any Romanticism or Impressionism movement. Auguste Rodin became well known and had a successful career towards the end of his life. Before he died, he decided to donate his entire work to the French government, which promised, in turn, to found a museum in his name, The Musée Rodin, which always exists nowadays in Paris.