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100 1 Ayral-Clause, Odile.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
245 10 Camille Claudel :|ba life /|cOdile Ayral-Clause.
264 1 New York :|bHarry N. Abrams,|c2002.
300 279 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 00 |gChapter 1.|tAn Early Passion|g10 --|gChapter 2.|tParis
in the Eighties|g19 --|gChapter 3.|tA Constant Challenge
to Common Sense|g30 --|gChapter 4.|tA New Studio Partner
|g38 --|gChapter 5.|tSculpting with Rodin|g48 --|gChapter
6.|tA Difficult Love|g57 --|gChapter 7.|tJessie's Last
Days in Paris|g73 --|gChapter 8.|tSakuntala|g84 --
|gChapter 9.|tWaltz|g97 --|gChapter 10.|tBreak-Up|g109 --
|gChapter 11.|tA Woman of Genius|g118 --|gChapter 12.
|tJacob and the Angel|g130 --|gChapter 13.|tPath of Life
|g141 --|gChapter 14.|tQual Bourbon|g152 --|gChapter 15.
|t1905|g167 --|gChapter 16.|tWounded Niobid|g175 --
|gChapter 17.|tVille-Evrard|g187 --|gChapter 18.|tA Room
for Camille's Sculpture|g198 --|gChapter 19.
|tMontdevergues|g205 --|gChapter 20.|tSurviving|g217 --
|gChapter 21.|tRenewed Friendship|g228 --|gChapter 22.
|tLast Years|g237 --|gChapter 23.|tCamille's Bones|g248.
520 Camille Claudel was a gifted nineteenth-century French
sculptor who worked with Auguste Rodin, became his lover,
and then left him to gain recognition for herself in the
art world. With a strong sense of independence and a firm
belief in her own considerable talent, Claudel created
some extraordinary works of art and challenged the social
and artistic limitations imposed upon the women of her
time. Eventually, however, she crumbled beneath the
combined weight of social reproof, deprivation, and art-
world prejudices. Her family, distraught by her
unconventional behavior as well as her delusions and
paranoia, had her committed to a mental asylum, where she
died thirty years later. Camille Claudel's life has been
romanticized in print and on film, but this is the first
fully researched biography to present a rounded picture of
the life and work of this remarkable woman. The author,
Odile Ayral-Clause, has obtained access to the letters of
friends and family and to recently released medical
documents that dispel some of the myths that have been
woven around Claudel's life. She presents Claudel as a
major sculptor of the period, establishing her position in
the context of the late-nineteenth-century Paris art world,
in which she struggled to overcome the obstacles that
faced all women artists of the time. The last chapters
describe in heartbreaking detail Claudel's isolation from
friends, family, and work during the last third of her
life and answer many questions that have been posed over
the years about the circumstances of her confinement.
Illustrated with reproductions of Claudel's known works
and with little-known family photographs, many seen here
for the first time, this beautifully written book brings
to life a brilliant artist, who began her life full of
energy and hope that gradually eroded in the face of
mental and emotional anguish.
600 10 Claudel, Camille,|d1864-1943.|0http://id.loc.gov/
650 0 Women sculptors|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/
990 MARCIVE MELB 201906
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