Rodin's Lover: A Novel
A mesmerizing tale of art and passion in Belle Époque France As a woman, aspiring sculptor Camille Claudel has plenty of critics, especially her ultra-traditional mother. But when Auguste Rodin makes Camille his apprenticeand his musetheir passion inspires groundbreaking works. Yet, Camille’s... show more
A mesmerizing tale of art and passion in Belle Époque France As a woman, aspiring sculptor Camille Claudel has plenty of critics, especially her ultra-traditional mother. But when Auguste Rodin makes Camille his apprenticeand his musetheir passion inspires groundbreaking works. Yet, Camille’s success is overshadowed by her lover’s rising star, and her obsessions cross the line into madness. Rodin’s Lover brings to life the volatile love affair between one of the era’s greatest artists and a woman entwined in a tragic dilemma she cannot escape.
Publish date: 2015-01-27
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, 20th Century
, African American
, Alternate History
, Literature & Fiction
A special thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Kudos to the author for her attempt at historical fiction - based on her notes and acknowledgements, she certainly did her homework. I am always amazed at how an author can take a historical figure and imagine the conversat...
Camille Claudel aspires to be an artist, a profession in which women did not often practice in 1890's France. With a disapproving mother, but supportive father, the family moves to Paris so Camille can attend an art school which will accept women under the advice of sculptor Alfred Boucher, who see...
Rodin's Lover is the story of Camille Claudel, French sculptor and artist in the late 1800's. She was the oldest sister of Paul Claudel who was a poet and diplomat. As a young woman she studied with sculptor Alfred Boucher who became her mentor. She studied with him for three years then Boucher ask...
If Camille Claudel had been born a century later she would have been much more accepted and that is very tragic. She was talented, but she lived in a man's world and she just couldn't play by their rules. I mean women apparently had to send in a request to wear trousers! All she wanted in her life w...
Rodin's Lover by Heather Webb is a well researched but fictionalized account of the life of Camille Claudel - her life, her attempt to be a sculptor in an art world dominated exclusively by men, and her relationship with sculptor Auguste Rodin. Sadly, Camille Claudel's life had the dramatic elements...