Apr 21, 2024

Detail of a bronze sculpture depicting a dancing couple, spinning together on a diagonal axis in a close embrace

Professor Odile Ayral-Clause will explore the life of iconic French sculptor Camille Claudel ahead of the Getty Museum’s exhibition on the artist’s life this summer.

Celebrated for her brilliance during a time when women sculptors were rare, Camille Claudel was among the most daring and visionary artists of the late 19th century. Although she is remembered today for her dramatic life story—her passionate relationship with artist Auguste Rodin and 30-year internment in a psychiatric institution—her art remains little known outside of France.

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