The sculptor Camille Claudel died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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French sculptor and graphic artist who was the elder sister of the poet and diplomat Paul Claudel.
Her brother was Paul Claudel.
I sleep completely naked to make me believe you are here, but when I wake up it is not the same thing. Most of all, don’t deceive me with other women any more.
It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.
I will never forget my beautiful days with you in Shanklin, they are certainly the most pleasant ones of my life. Look, I have tears in my eyes just to think about it. I am furious to be here, it is the end of happiness for a whole year.
Sir Rodin convinced my parents to have me committed; they are all in Paris to arrange it.
I would prefer to have a more appealing job. If I could still change careers, I would prefer it. This unfortunate art is made for long beards and ugly faces rather than for a relatively well-endowed woman.