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Miss Ophelia, in a few days, thoroughly reformed every department of the house to a systematic pattern; but her labors in all departments that depended on the cooperation of servants were like those of Sisyphus or the Danaides. In despair, she one day appealed to St.
It was like the cask of Danaides into which the public had been pleased to pour its deposits.
The book's cover art, Rodin's La Danaide, captures one of Chopin's pivotal themes: the female body exhausted by endless and futile effort.
The most famous one in recent years was Danaide, which sold for US$16.5 million in May, 2007, at a Christie's auction in New York.
"Let us proclaim our misery in a melancholy dirge," wails one Danaide.
Lecture sans issue, sans positivite, sans savoir, qui s'epuise elle-meme dans ce tonneau ou la Danaide verse ses lettres, y fait naufrage." (45)
The top lot of the sale was Brancusi's "Danaide" (circa 1913), a bronze portrait which sold for an astounding $18.1 million (est.
(24) Eugene and Agnes Meyer bought five sculptures from Brancusi: a white marble Birdin Space, dated 1925; the black marble portrait of Agnes Meyer: Portrait of Mme Eugene Meyer Jr, 193233; a bronze version of Maiastra 191112; a bronze version of Danaide, 1913; and a bronze version of the White Negress, 1926.