La Danaide By Auguste Rodin Sculpture large. One of the preeminent European sculptors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Rodin's goal was to render inner feelings through muscular movement. Danaide showcases Rodin's aim to reproduce the surface , soul, love, passion, life. This splendid sculpture replica ranks among the most justly renowned works of Rodin. It represents on of the daughters Danaus, King of Argos, condemned in Hades to fill perpetually a vessel full of holes, as punishment for the murder of her husband. What exquisite rhythm and beauty of contour there are in this slim girls figure, who has thrown herself down, beside the stream in despairing abandonment. The Rodin sculpture is made of alabaster dust mixed with a durable binding compound, each detail is finished with care by the artisans of Italy's Egregia Workshop. This sculpture of Danaide is breathtaking in person, photos do not do it justice.