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Danaides

fifty daughters, forty-nine of whom are condemned to Hades to collect water in sieves. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 326]

Danaides

slew husbands on wedding night. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 74]
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However, unlike foundry patinas, these experimental patinas, visible as well on some casts of the Danaide (1913), and on at least two casts of the Muse endormie (1910), were surely done in the studio by Brancusi and have proven fugitive and 'reversible'.
As examples, his casts of the Muse endormie and the Danaide, from the same period 1910-13, may show different treatments of details as well as of surface finishes.
In the Danaide series, for example, Agnes Meyer (wife of the Washington Post publisher Eugene Meyer), bought her Danaide at Alfred Stieglitz's Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession in New York in 1914.
62)/ Although the order of the Danaide sculptures has not been officially established, it can be argued that the Meyer sculpture is the first one with which he was satisfied enough to send to an important New York exhibition in 1914.
Goddesses and women with vessels may be ubiquitous (think of the mosaic of Empress Theodosia holding her chalice, the Danaides with their leaking jars, or Renuka Devi and her miraculous water pots), but Goering's claim rests on chronological and geographical specificity: that this is the first image of the Virgin Mary with a vessel, and that this grail (meaning "serving dish" in Catalan, in the local vocabulary) predates the literary grail stories by half a century.
Allez donc, continua la princesse irritee, comme de nouvelles danaides, remplir d'eau sans fin des machines monstrueuses, sans que vous puissiez jamais en avoir assez tire.
The princess compares the fairies to Danaides, to the daughters of Danaus whose punishment in Hades was to draw water eternally in sieves from a deep well.
Waterhouse often casts her in mischievous roles: as a predatory naiad in Hylas at Manchester Art Gallery; as a mermaid in an exquisite painting now in the cellars of the Millbank Tate Gallery; and, in the Lloyd Webber Collection, as The Flower Picker, Pandora, and one of The Danaides.
The Romanian production of Les Danaides has a cast of more than 100 and is using a stage area of 8,000 square feet.
In Gombauld's Danaides, as in Macbeth, the hero Danaus is haunted by a dead colleague who reproaches the king for his faults.
Purcarete, whose spectacular production of The Danaides by Aeschylus came to Birmingham Rep in 1996, has fitted this RSC production into a tight schedule, and he says the preview performances at the Swan have really been rehearsals.
The other main stage productions are The Three Sisters directed by former National Theatre associate Bill Bryden and The Oresteia from the National Theatre of Cariova, Romania, and its director Silviu Purcarete, who brought Les Danaides to the National I ndoor Arena in 1996.