Saturday, 6 February 2010

Rodin's fellow sculptor and powerful mistress, Camille Claudel

A tragic destiny, writes the capable person who posted this photo from the famous Musee D'Oursay, Paris.

Camille was the sister of the catholic writer Paul Claudel. An exceptionally gifted sculptor, she got to work for Rodin, and became his lover. He often used her works as his own, and treated her rather shabbily.

Camille sank progressively into psychosis, and her brother took this as a pretext to lock her up in an asylum, never to let her out again for decades. Only recently she has become recognized for the genius she was.

The Women in Rodin's Life.
And I recommend the movie
Camille Claudel.

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