Saturday, 15 December 2007

Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel was born in France in 1864. At a tender age, she started to study sculpture at Academie Colarossi, until a middle-aged Rodin saw her work and admitted her as one of his pupils. This way, she became his muse and lover.

After an unwanted abortion and Rodin's refusal to leave his long time partner Rose Beuret, their relationship came to an end. The deep Sorrow caused by the unrequited love, induced her to a mental illness dying in 1943 after having spent 30 years in psychiatric hospitals.

Many of her works were wrongly attributed to Rodin.

Clotho

L'Âge mûr

La Vague

Sakountala

Song: Wake up alone - Amy Winehouse

12 comments:

The Clothes Horse said...

What a tragic life she had. At least she has gotten some recognition now, so long after her life.

modelshop said...

Her work was so sensitive and sensual ! And it was also very strong...

coco said...

I never knew that the last one was by her
i really like it

Heather said...

fascinating! I love history, thank you for sharing!

Aretha said...

Who can forget Isabelle Adjani in movies as this strong feminin icon?

cotton candy said...

that clotho sculpture is twisted and gruesome!! it gives me shivers. lol.

Anonymous said...

We can see her works now at Madrid. I love them.

Elle Cool Hunter
http://coolhunter.elleblogs.es/

molly said...

wow very interesting post
i feel educated

men taking credit for female work, as usual

Bobble Bee said...

this is such a beautiful pot :)

Bobble Bee said...

post, i meant.

aka scrunchie girl said...

Oh yes, such a dramatic and fascinating life.
She was a beauty and an extremly talented woman, and Rodin was just a miserable bastard..
I wish i live in Madrid right now.
Kiss!

Carolina Lange said...

She had a hard life! I love her work!

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