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Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The author, a Rodin specialist, examines the interplay of passion, self-destruction, and aesthetic development that characterized one of the most artistically fruitful, yet ultimately tragic, turn-of-the-century love affairs.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Prestel Publishing (first published October 1st 1994)
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Mikey B.
May 25, 2016 Mikey B. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography, erotica, france, art

This is a short examination of the very turbulent relationship between Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin.

Rodin was starting to enter the apex of his career when Camille became his student. There was a 24 year age difference between them – and Camille was 21 years of age when she started working as an apprentice with Rodin. This is a highly impressionable age when we consider that Rodin was the master sculptor and Camille had been dreaming of living the life of an artist-sculptor. Inevitably she
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Isabelle
Nov 20, 2008 Isabelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: french
I spent most of my short academic career studying 19th century women artists, so I could not resist grabbing this book at a rummage sale, a "for old times' sake" kind of reflex.
I am very glad I did, as this is a very "temperate" look at the Camille Claudel / Auguste Rodin story. By that I mean that the author resisted the temptation to fall into an overly militant interpretation of the relationship between those two artists. This was particularly evident in the analysis of Camille Claudel's work
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Fred Sampson
Jul 26, 2013 Fred Sampson rated it it was amazing
An objective and balanced evaluation of the relationship between, and works of, Rodin and Camille Claudel. While the author perhaps busts a few balloons, my admiration for Camille's work is still intact. And now I know a whole lot more about the work of being a sculptor than I ever thought I'd want to know!
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Sure, they demolished eachother (he more than her), but boy, could they sculpt!
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