|Plot Summary of Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel|
|" Books have been written and films produced about the stormy relationship between sculptor Auguste Rodin and promising sculptress Camille Claudel. Few liaisons have been as artistically fruitful or as emotionally turbulent.
In an attempt to freshly evaluate her work, this concise volume examines Claudel's impact upon Rodin's work, her family background, and her tragic descent into mental instability.
According to most biographers, Rodin's affection for Claudel continued even after their final separation as he continued to use her as a model. Perhaps the most poignant reminder of her is found in "The Thought," a pale, melancholy study.
Rich with illustrations by of works by both Rodin and Claudel, this title sheds new light on one of the most dramatic partnerships in the world of art."
The Snide Gail Cooke, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel|
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- mental illness
Subject of Biography
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- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other people
- mostly 3rd
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- 51%-75% of book
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