Camille Claudel ….. its history.
The story of Camille Claudel has tragic fate. Since she showed signs of his artistic talent. He must deal with the imposition of his family who refused to develop his skill. By negotiating his brother Paul, the poet, he got his parents to accept their entry into a sculpture studio, nothing less than the consecrated Auguste Rodin.
Genial and young Rodin quickly seduced her, beginning a stormy
relationship with prognosis of destruction. Rodin was a married man with official mistress (Rose Beuret). Neither the wife nor mistress abandon them, despite the promises he made to false Camille.
The triangle that tormented Camille is represented in one of his most famous works, “mature age”, in which the breakup of the couple is recreated. Camille, kneeling, pleading to Rodin dragged by a female figure with witch face, the sculptor lover.
After a decade, the romance came to an fin.Luego a brief romance with Claude Debussy (another committed man), in December 1905, Camille is locked in his workshop, to sculpt heads of children who then destroyed.
Countless cats roam the workshop, where neighbors heard screams stick in the long nights of his mental deterioration.
Camille’s family tried to lock her in a mental hospital, a week after his father’s death, the nurses broke down the door to the study of Camille, put a straitjacket and led to pushing, to a psychiatric institution. Camille is admitted to the mental hospital Montdevergues near Paris. Despite the recurring pleas from his brother Camille, asking the release, he dies in that madhouse, 30 years after joining in 1943 at 79 years old.
No one visited in those years imprisonment: his family banned all visits …
Source: Musetouch Visual Arts Magazine.
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