The Implorer (L'Implorante)

Camille Claudel French
Cast by Eugène Blot

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800

Camille Claudel, Rodin’s most brilliant student, was consumed by her twelve-year affair with the sculptor. In this unforgettable bronze, which she modeled the year their contact ended, Claudel transforms into art the unendurable tensions between sex, love, and creative passion that characterized her relationship with Rodin.

The Implorer (L'Implorante), Camille Claudel (French, Fère-en-Tardenois, Aisne 1864-1943 Montfavet), Bronze, French, Paris

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