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Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel Book Review Summary

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    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.
This report prepared by The Snide Gail Cooke








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   artist Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   mental illness

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist

Setting

Europe    -   Yes

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   concerned How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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