This carved marble sculpture is by Sebastian Martorana. It represents an impression left in a pillow made by his late father-in-law’s resting head, found after Martorana lifted his body from his deathbed.
August Rodin DANAÏD, 1885. Instead of representing the Danaïd in the act of filling the barrel, as in conventional iconography, Rodin depicts her despair as she realizes the pointlessness and absurdity of her task. Exhausted, she rests her head “like a huge sob” on her arm, while her outspread “liquid” hair, to quote Rilke, merges with the water from her overturned vase.
Beatrice, marble sculpture by Joseph-Hughes Fabisch, French, 1812-1886, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France. Literary subjects were always esteemed by Romantic artists and especially those drawn from Dante’s The Divine Comedy.
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