In memory of a great sculptor, Rodin’s pupil and muse
Camille Claudel’s sculpture is little known especially in Italy.
A great sculptor, pupil and muse of Rodin, who from a young age showed great talent in both drawing and sculpting.
As a sculptress, she wanted to assert herself in a society that considered women to be destined for marriage with a well-off in which to bring many children into the world.
Camille Claudel instead decided to follow her art and paid dearly for her rebellion, her being an artist, her being different, with her internment for 30 years in an asylum where she finally died in total anonymity.
Its history remained unknown to most until the 1970s.
Today his works have entered the collections of six museums in France, the Musée d’Orsay le gha dedicated a large exhibition which ended on 11 February 2020.
Camille Claudel’s works at the Maison Artcurial