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   Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel
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Category: Visual Art
Code: 411 |  ISBN: 379132005X |  128 pp. |  Publication Date: 1999
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Paperback
About this book
The relationship between the French sculptors Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel was one of the most artistically fruitful and passionate turn-of-the-century love affairs. When they first met in 1883, Rodin was forty-four and Claudel was a promising sculptress of twenty. Two years later, having moved into his atelier, she became Rodin?s most trusted co-worker, his mistress and muse. Although Claudel found her own artistic style, she never experienced fame and success.

The author, a Rodin specialist, describes the interplay of passion, creativity, self-destruction, and aesthetic development which formed this artistic relationship and critically investigates its finally tragic circumstances.

Indigo's Comments
A visit to the Rodin Museum in Paris made it clear to us that you can't understand Rodin without taking Camille Claudel into account. ?geoff

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