Monday, August 6, 2007
Camille Claudel (1864-1943)
I am scared; I don't know what is going to happen to me. What was the point of working so hard and of being talented, to be rewarded like this? Never a penny, tormented all my life. It is horrible; one cannot imagine it.
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Sculptor. Camille Claudel was influenced by her teacher, mentor, and lover, nineteenth-century sculptor Auguste Rodin. Henrik Ibsen's play When We Dead Awaken (1899) focussed on this relationship.
Claudel moved to Italy in 1883 where she first met Rodin. Claudel and Rodin ended their relationship in 1898. In 1906 Claudel destroyed much of her own work. In 1913 she was committed to a mental institution where she remained until her death in 1943. [Adapted from Women in the Arts]
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