Danaide by Rodin Nude Woman on Rock Statue - Sculpture of the mythological figure Danaide, one of the daughters of King Danaos. She is seen leaning on a rock. Statue is part of the highly collectable Museum Collection. Made from bonded bronze. Measures 5.5 in. x 3.5 in. x 2.5 in.
(1885) Greek mythology tells about Danaïde and her forty-nine sisters who married the fifty sons of Aegyptus. Their father, King Danaos, who is in conflict 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 gave 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.