From the Rodin Portfolio – La Danaide

La Danaide, Rodin’s iconic view of his lover for many years.

Auguste Rodin was in love with Camille Claudel and that love
shines through this iconic marble sculpture for which Camille
is believed to have modelled.
The flowing hair and the naked body of a young woman couched
in the marble base shows Rodin rebelling against the Beaux-arts
tradition in France, to create his own place in the history of art.
Now France’s most famous artist, Rodin was a pivotal force in
bridging the period from Romanticism to Impressionism. Rodin
was also a prolific painter and sketcher, but it is for his sculptures
that he is remembered and revered.
In La Danaide, Rodin created one of the most popular sculptures
in history, standing alongside his The Kiss and the Thinking Man.
La Danaide was a mythological figure, the daughter of King Danaos.
Stone Icons will carve the statue from the finest living white marble
as would Studio Rodin have done in the 19th century, for each art
connoisseur who acquires this masterpiece.
The original was carved around 1885 – 1886 and can be found in
the Musee Rodin in Paris.

Height: 36 cms
Weight: 100
Width: 70 cms.
Price: POA
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Marble Icons are working closely with interior designers and architects on indoor and outdoor projects where hand carved statuary in pure marble and granite is being used.

Classical recreations in marble in particular are available from Marble Icons, to a quality not seen for generations. These pieces are viewed by specialists in interior design as being as relevant in spacious modern apartments as they are in hotels, yachts or the entrance halls or drawing rooms of country houses.

We are continually developing our range of classical and contemporaty marble statues and we can now undertake commissions for works from either existing designs or clients own concepts. Swimming pools, grand halls and conservatories a speciality.

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Marble Icons has set itself the goal of recreating, in perfect marble in white or many colours, or other valuable stone, the beautiful images which are at the core of the history of art.

Marble Icons choice of sculptures of the Greats is absolutely unique throughout the world ..…and we will work with clients who have specific requirements whether it be by size or material such as white, black or even green marble.

How do we achieve our goal of matching the original work without the help of casts from the original?

  • Firstly we research the original art held in museums in absolute detail.
  • Secondly we produce clay models equivalent in every detail to the original. This process is immensely time consuming as our specialists work towards perfection with the modeler.
  • We then identify the perfect block of marble which in the case of full sized or multiple figure statues might weigh several tonnes.
  • We then hew by hand from the raw marble, until the sculpture emerges to reprise the original work of art.
  • When the sculpture is considered as being as near perfect to the work of the piece in question, it is despatched to the buyer.
  • Marble Icons are currently working on their own original creations and soon these will become significant works of art in their own right.

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