Cover image for Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel
Title:
Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel
Author:
Schmoll gen. Eisenwerth, J. A. (Josef Adolf), 1915-2010.
Publication Information:
Munich, Germany : Prestel-Verlag, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The tragedy of Camille Claudel -- Camille Claudel's family and youth -- Rodin's rise to genius -- Rodin and Camille Claudel -- The eternal triangle: Rodin, Camille Claudel, and Rose Beuret -- A private marriage contract -- Emotional vicissitudes -- Attraction and repulsion -- A romance with Debussy? -- Clotho: Camille Claudel's Goddess of Fate -- The fruits of hatred -- L'Age mur: symbol of the eternal triangle -- Small-scale sculptures in Claudel's late work -- Perseus and the Gorgon: Camille's swan song -- The work of Camille Claudel: an overall assessment --

The gathering shades -- The role of Paul Claudel in his sister's drama -- From Idol to Sphinx: Camille in the eyes of Rodin.
ISBN:
9783791313825
Format :
Book

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The author, a Rodin specialist, examines the interplay of passion, self-destruction, and aesthetic development that characterized one of the most artistically fruitful, yet ultimately tragic, turn-of-the-century love affairs.


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Library Journal Review

Each of the attractively designed, compact, and well-illustrated hardcover books in this series deals with a specific facet of an artist's career. As with any series, the quality of the titles vary‘though the translations from the German are all dotted with odd grammatical constructions and the occasional ambiguity. Sagner-Düchting's discussion of Claude Monet's work at Giverny is a good introduction to the artist's important contribution to Impressionism as well as a careful analysis of his great series of grain stacks and water lilies. Partsch focuses on Klimt's relationships with women‘both as an artist and as a man‘offering a good, detailed account of Klimt and Emilie Flöge (a fashion designer and perhaps his true love). The one disappointment is the work on Rodin and Claudel. Schmoll is defensive about the attention and praise given sculptor Camille Claudel in recent years (often, admittedly, at the expense of Rodin). His portrayal of Claudel in this brief book is at times quite negative and at odds with the picture that has emerged from the work of Reine-Marie Paris (Camille Claudel, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1990). The "Pegasus Library" aims to provide a focused study of one aspect of an artist's oeuvre in an inexpensive format. Previous subjects include Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Vasily Kandinsky (all LJ 11/1/94). Although individual titles may be of interest to libraries, the narrow focus and variations in quality make the series as a whole an optional purchase.‘Martin R. Kalfatovic, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, D.C. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.