Camille Claudel fue una escultora francesa, hermana del poeta, dramaturgo y diplomático francés Paul Claudel.

Camille Claudel, at work. Artist and sculptor, Auguste Rodin took credit for several of her art pieces and had her committed to an asylum when she tried to tell people what he was doing.

Femme accroupie par Camille CLAUDEL (1864-1943) vers 1884-85. Plâtre patiné. Musée Camille Claudel à Nogent-sur-Seine. Photo : Hervé Leyrit ©

Femme accroupie par Camille CLAUDEL (1864-1943) vers 1884-85. Plâtre patiné. Musée Camille Claudel à Nogent-sur-Seine. Photo : Hervé Leyrit ©

Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel - After 1905 Claudel appeared to be mentally ill. She destroyed…

Louise Claudel (1885) par Camille CLAUDEL (1864-1943). Bronze, Musée des Arts Roger Quillot, Clermont-Ferrand. Photo : Hervé Leyrit

Louise Claudel (1885) par Camille CLAUDEL (1864-1943). Bronze, Musée des Arts Roger Quillot, Clermont-Ferrand. Photo : Hervé Leyrit

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L'âge mûr (détail), vers 1890 par Camille CLAUDEL (1864-1943). Bronze, fonte E. Blot n°3 en 1907. Réduction au tiers du modèle original. Musée Camille Claudel à Nogent-sur-Seine. Photo : Hervé Leyrit ©

L'âge mûr (détail), vers 1890 par Camille CLAUDEL (1864-1943). Bronze, fonte E. Blot n°3 en 1907. Réduction au tiers du modèle original. Musée Camille Claudel à Nogent-sur-Seine. Photo : Hervé Leyrit ©

Camille Claudel

The Courtesan by Rodin (otherwise known as "She Who Once Was the Helmet Maker's Beautiful Wife." As Rodin said of his model, "If there is anything more beautiful than a beautiful thing, it is its ruin.

In 1929 Jessie Lipscomb visited her and insisted "it was not true" that Claudel was insane. Rodin's friend, Mathias Morhardt, insisted that Paul was a "simpleton" who had "shut away" his sister of genius.

In 1929 Jessie Lipscomb visited her and insisted "it was not true" that Claudel was insane. Rodin's friend, Mathias Morhardt, insisted that Paul was a "simpleton" who had "shut away" his sister of genius.

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