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Daphné changée en laurier

Daphné changée en laurier

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"Daphné Changée en Laurier" by Antoine Bourdelle is a bronze statue that depicts the mythological figure Daphne transformed into a laurel tree. Daphne was a nymph in Greek mythology who was pursued by the god Apollo. To escape his advances, she was transformed into a laurel tree by the god Zeus. In Bourdelle's statue, Daphne is depicted in the moment of her transformation, her form fluidly blending with the branches of the laurel tree. The statue captures the sense of movement and change in the myth, while also highlighting the timeless beauty of the female form. At the time of its creation, "Daphné Changée en Laurier" was widely praised for its innovative style and its powerful depiction of a timeless story. This statue remains a significant example of Bourdelle's ability to merge classical forms with modern elements, creating works that are both timeless and contemporary.


Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) was an influential and prolific French sculptor and teacher. He was a student of Auguste Rodin, a teacher of Giacometti and Henri Matisse, and an important figure in the Art Deco movement and the transition from the Beaux-Arts style to modern sculpture.

Year of creation

1910, XX century


Musée Antoine Bourdelle, France

Product information

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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