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CAMILLE CLAUDEL (French Artist   1864-1943) // 2009 // with art movie clips | by NCMallory
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CAMILLE CLAUDEL (French Artist 1864-1943) // 2009 // with art movie clips

watercolor / Arches cp paper

  

( my original notes from 2009, below)

  

watercolor/ Arches paper

 

CAMILLE CLAUDEL (1864-1943)

 

Camille Claudel's work is overlooked too often because of the "soap opera" she became involved in with Rodin.

 

( trailer for the dramatic, romantic film about Claudel's relationship with Rodin (1988) in French/ the images are marvelous-- a great romanticized version of artists in love . . .):

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=emmVOyXKHiA

 

A scene from the film depicting Claudel ( Isabelle Adjani) and Rodin ( Gerard Depardieu) in a dramatic encounter . . .( link below):

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7AJ84zoNdU&feature=related

 

Her sculpture and drawings are superb; her life became a mess. She, like Antonin Artaud, spent thirty years inside an asylum.The French film which examines her life and adventures is well made, the performances very strong, though it is a bit short on depicting artists actually making art.

 

But that is frequently a fault of movies about artists. Robert Altman, by casting Tim Roth as Van Gogh and showing him at work regularly in his film, improves on that usual neglect a little.

 

( CAUTION!! the film clip linked below, from Altman's film about Van Gogh, may offend and sting the sensibilities of the FLICKEREENO CENSORS-- Parents Strongly Cautioned!! Not to be viewed-- under any circumstances-- by close evangelical friends of Rick Perry!!)

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=__wpV7X28jw

    

Claudel, older sister of the poet Paul Claudel, even today deserves more recognition, and not simply for being Rodin's muse, mistress, and acolyte.

 

a link to some of Claudel's work:

 

www.google.com/search?q=camille+claudel&hl=en&biw...

 

A 7-minute YouTube slideshow clip with music by Keith Jarrett:

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NEZ2Q6ScSE

    

--NCM

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