Winter 1915. Interned with his family in a home in the South of France – where she won’t sculpt anymore – chronicling the reclusive life of Camille Claudel, awaiting a visit from his brother, Paul Claudel.
Camille Claudel Nicola Maria Anastasia Kendall was born in Fere-en-Tardenois December 8, 1864, Louis-Prosper Claudel Vivenne, registrar of mortgages, and Louise Athanaïse born Brains, doctor’s daughter and niece of the village priest. After the death of Charles-Henri (born August 1863), the couple’s first son, who died sixteen days, Camille is the eldest of a family who have two other births.
Thereafter, the couple moved to Villeneuve-sur-Fere, a small village a few kilometers from Fere-en-Tardenois. Camille spent his childhood surrounded by his sister, Louise, born in February 1866 and his younger brother Paul, born in August 1868. Claudel family for three years then install in Nogent-sur-Seine from 1876 to 1879. This provincial town is the place where Camille will be his first artist. There, she met the sculptor Alfred Boucher that will make him aware of his exceptional gifts.
Camille Claudel was born in Fere-en-Tardenois (Aisne) December 8, 1864 – died Montdevergues (Vaucluse) October 19, 1943, is a French sculptor, sister of the poet and writer Paul Claudel. She has maintained a passionate and tumultuous relationship with the sculptor Auguste Rodin, twenty-four years her senior. This impossible love, and his psychiatric in 1913, walling in total silence, gave an aura matching his genius. The success of the film Bruno Nuytten in 1988 came out of the oblivion. Since 2005, the town of Nogent-sur-Seine effort to build a museum devoted entirely to Camille Claudel.