Art History, Art Nouveau, Artists, Sculptors

The Waltz by Camille Claudel

La Valse or Les Valseurs (The Waltz in English) is my favourite sculpture, I can remember the first time I saw a picture of it in an art history book years ago. I didn’t know anything about Camille Claudel, the artist who had create such a beautiful and emotional representation of a couple dancing. The… Continue reading The Waltz by Camille Claudel

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Art History, Artists, Sculptors

Expansion by Paige Bradley

“From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a box already built for us to fit inside.  Our umbilical cord never seems to be severed; we only find new needs to fill. If we disconnected and severed our attachments, would we shatter our confinements and expand beyond our shell? Would the world look different? … Continue reading Expansion by Paige Bradley

Art History, Artists, Issues of women artists, Movement/Style, Renaissance, Sculptors

First female sculptor of Europe

Italian Renaissance is remembered as the birth of our modern concept of western art.  Actually, the word “renaissance” means “reborn” and this is what it was. A time when the sciences and art were born again, the way we know them today. When we walk through the squares and streets of cities, as Florence, we… Continue reading First female sculptor of Europe

Art History, Artists, Museum, Sculptors

Musée Camille Claudel

Last Sunday, March 26th, was the opening of Camille Claudel Museum in a small French town southeast of Paris. The museum received more than 2000 visitants the opening day, a huge success. For many people, it’s a late recognition to one of most brilliant sculptors of her time and one, between many, art history’s overlooked… Continue reading Musée Camille Claudel