Camille Claudel

I saw the film “Camille Claudel”  which concentrates on the sculptress’s incarceration in an asylum for over 30 yrs. her family used her inheritance to pay for her to stay there. Only her brother visited her infrequently and he ignored her pleas to be released also the doctors advised her release but she died in the asylum forgotten. She had a passionate affair with Rodin and assisted him with several of his works. She had an abortion and he refused to marry her and her family thought her morally depraved. She destroyed a lot of her work when she was unhappy and then locked up. i love what i’ve seen of her work in paris and her life was tragic abandoned by all.

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