Camille Claudel The Waltz La Valse Lovers Dancing Statue, Assorted SizesPN# CC02
Reproduction of Camille Claudel's famous statue of two lovers dancing The Waltz. The two nude figures are entwined in a loving romantic movement. It is a gesture of profound love timeless in its simplicity. For your beloved, consider giving our reproduction statue as a wedding, anniversary or birthday gift. The quality of this statue is beautiful.
As part of the Parastone Museum collection of fine museum collectibles, every detail of the original has been carefully studied to reproduce with accuracy in this replica.
Camile Claudel's The Waltz Statue replica:
- made from bonded stone, bronze finish
- comes with a color description card
- part of the Parastone Mouseion 3D Collection of museum replicas
- PN# CC02 - Large 10.5 in H x 6.5 in W x 3.5 in D. Weight 4.1 lbs
- PN# CC03 - Medium 7.5 in H x 4.75 in W x 2.75 in D. Weight 1.65 lbs
- PN# PA12CC - Miniature 4 in H x 2.5 in L x 1 3/8 in D. Weight 8 oz. Comes in a gift box.
Camille Claudel (1864-1943)
The dramatic life of Camile Claudel is inseparably entwined with that of Auguste Rodin, her source of inspiration who would later become her lover. This whimsical, fierce and gifted woman took her sculptures just as seriously as any make artist and despite severe resistance from her family, Camille decided to take lessons from Alfred Boucher in 1881. It is via him that she met Auguste Rodin who was so impressed by her talent she became his assistant in his studio.
Rodin and Claudel were immediately attracted to each other and they start an affair which, especially for Claudel, is very demanding - both mentally and physically. The period that followed was for both a productive and exciting one, in which Claudel created her own sculptures and Rodin designed a few of his most famous works. But Claudel constantly struggled with Rodin's dominating influence and it became increasingly difficult for her to step out of her lover's shadow. Furthermore, Claudel was not he only woman in Rodin's life, and the emotional Claudel, finding it hard to accept that she had to share him with other lovers ans his faithful companion Rose Beuret, finally ended the relationship in 1898. From that time on she tried to find her own way and was very much involved in developing her own style. She created many sculptures, but sadly her mental health deteriorated so much that she often destroyed he work with one savage blow. though she sold and exhibited her work regularly, she slipped further and further into the seamy side of life. In 1913 the talented Camille admitted herself to a psychiatric hospital, pressurized to do so by her family. She died there thirty years later, with ever creating another sculpture again. According to her brother, the playwright and diplomat Paul Claudel, all the blame for the tragic ending of Claudel's life can be put on Rodin: "Camil had put everything on Rodin and with him, lost it all".
The Waltz 1893
Originally the figures from The Waltz were totally naked and although there was an interest to exhibit it at "The Salon", the inspector of fine arts, Amrand Dayot, requested Claudel to somewhat conceal its sensual character. She consequently covered up the lower part of the female body and it was successfully exhibited in 1893.
Camille's unquestionable talent for sculpture reveals itself fully through her technique and never more so than in The Waltz, which is considered to be her most personal work. This expressionist, autobiographical sculpture exposes the deepest essence of love. Created with much pace and emotion, a lot of movement has also been captured and the couple seems to move through time looking slightly out of balance. They are dancing to the rhythm of the music and are totally wrapped up in it, but are they really together?....there is a distance, as if they are setting each other free, letting go.