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Undine: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Date

2011-10-18

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The organic curves and dynamic nature of the water nymph Undine as she moves through the cattails is indicative of Carrier-Belleuse's inspiration from the Baroque and Rococo. The sculptor was an influential figure in shifting artistic taste in mid-nineteenth century France from an idealized style inspired by Classicism to one that favored active figures, high energy, and curvilinear design. The subject of the sculpture is taken from a popular novella and opera of the time, in which Undine must bear a human child to gain her soul.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Added to Site: March 17, 2009