Musée Camille Claudel

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The Musée Camille Claudel
The museum exhibits several forms of Claudel's The Waltz, 1889-1905

The Musée Camille Claudel is a French national museum which honors and exhibits the art of sculptor Camille Claudel, who was a student and then an associate of Auguste Rodin in the late 19th century before working on her own. The museum displays approximately half of Claudel's existing artwork. The Claudel museum was opened in 2017 in her teenage home town of Nogent-sur-Seine, 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Paris.[1][2][3]

Plans were announced in 2003 to turn the Claudel family home at Nogent-sur-Seine into a museum, and the museum negotiated to buy Claudel's works from the Claudel family. These include 70 pieces by Claudel, including a bust of her teacher, Auguste Rodin. Rodin and Claudel were associates and lovers, and eventually rivals.[4]

Many of Claudel's sculptures can also be seen at the Musée Rodin in Paris, which has a room dedicated to her work and her association with the acclaimed sculptor.

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  1. ^ "Musée Camille Claudel -".
  2. ^ Alberge, Dalya (2017-02-25). "Overshadowed by Rodin, but his lover wins acclaim at last". The Guardian. London. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  3. ^ C., Maïlys (29 December 2016). "Musée Camille Claudel : ouverture en mars 2017 à Nogent-sur-Seine". Sortira Paris. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  4. ^ Webster, Paul (2003-03-23). "Fame at last for Rodin's lost muse". The Guardian. London. Retrieved March 3, 2017.