About The Waltz Statue
The Waltz statue is one of Camille Claudel’s most notable works. The statue portrays a couple spinning in a dance. The Waltz was presented to Salon National des Beaux-Arts by Camille Claudel in 1893. The original statue is presently in France in the Musée Rodin and Camille Claudel.
- Size: 7.5 in H x 4.65 in W x 2.75 in D
- Item Type: European Statue
- Material: resin with bronze finish
- Weight (lbs): 1.65
About Camille Claudel
Camille Claudel was a well-known sculptor in the 19th century. Claudel’s creativity was inspired by Greek and Roman mythology. The artist was Rodin’s pupil and lover, the two sculptors had a complex love affair. Auguste Rodin was also involved in a romantic relationship with Rose Beuret whom he refused to leave. In 1905, Claudel disfigured her statues, occasionally disappeared, and demonstrated early symptoms of schizophrenia as she accused Rodin of wanting to kill her. Later on, she was brought to an asylum by her family where she lived for 30 years and passed away.