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Synopsis: A carefully researched portrait of the life of the nineteenth-century French sculptor and an examination of her works are drawn from previously unpublished materials including family photographs, private letters, and medical records, in a volume that discusses her relationship with Auguste Rodin and the challenges she met as a woman.
From Publishers Weekly:
French sculptor Claudel (1864-1943) is best known for her love affair with fellow artist Auguste Rodin, the basis for a late '80s French film starring Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani. Ayral-Clause, a professor of French and the humanities at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, cites original documents and other research to argue that although Rodin is usually depicted as having abandoned a wimpy Camille, in fact Camille was so feisty and in-your-face (a necessity for a woman artist in a man's world) that he wound up running for cover to escape her "insults" once their 15-year-long affair was over. Camille went mad and spent her last 30 years in an asylum. Ayral-Clause's account of these events is clear, although sometimes marred by an artificial prose style with odd syntax: "Events that are denied at the time they occur are often brought back to life through letters or journals discovered later on." Art history students may be disappointed by the generalized comments about Claudel's artworks themselves (shown, along with photos, in 69 b&w illustrations), since the woman, rather than the artist, is in the limelight in this biography. By contrast, Ayral-Clause fully accepts Rodin as a great artist and great man, reserving criticism for Camille's brother, the far-right-wing poet and diplomat Paul Claudel, who ensured she was buried in a common grave for paupers despite the family's great wealth.
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Title: CAMILLE CLAUDEL: A Life
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Book Condition: New
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Yes, with plastic cover. Book is square and binding is tight. Contents are clean throughout. Only two library circulations. Former library book with usual library stamps, tape stains, markings and shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 6935
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Book Description Harry N. Abrams, Inc., NY, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Fifth Edition, Revised. Hardcover, 279 pp., Illustrations, Author acknowledgement; Notes; Bibliography, Index, Photo credits. A Bright Copy. Claudel, a 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. Bookseller Inventory # 008738
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020810940779
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