Camille Claudel

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CAMILLE CLAUDEL, A FEMALE GENIUS ~ BY MONIQUE LUCY WEBERINK

A Female Genius… “You’re wrong to think it’s about you. You’re a sculptor, Rodin, not a sculpture. You ought to know. I am that old woman with nothing on her bones. And the aging young girl… that’s also me. And the man is me too. Not you. I gave him my toughness. He gave me his emptiness in return. There you are… three times me. The Holy Trinity, trinity of emptiness.” Among the female artists I admire is Camille Claudel a French sculptor and graphic artist who lived from...

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AUGUSTE RODIN ~ THE ETERNAL IDOL

“Man’s naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.”  Auguste Rodin The Eternal Idol (1889)  Musée Rodin. Photo: Pierre Vallet.

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CAMILLE CLAUDEL ~ LETTER TO RODIN

“I sleep completely naked to make me believe you are here, but when I wake up it is not the same thing. Most of all, don’t deceive me with other women any more” Camille Claudel , French sculptor 1864 – 1943 She was the lover and muse of Auguste Rodin.

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