Camille Claudel Hours of work to polish the marble. Silence! She is working. -from Une Femme by Anne Delbee Camille was a passionate artist, she had a talent to obtain beauty from marble's coldness. A true visionary.
La petite chatelaine (1896) While in the chateau of L'Islette in the Loire Valley with Rodin, Claudel had sculpted an interesting sculpture. The portrait of this young girl is a portrait of the chateau owner's granddaughter. This sculpture was worked on during the relationship of Rodin and Claudel, however it was completed when the relationship ended. This specific piece of work expresses Claudel's desire of artistic independence and it had marked a turning point in her artistic life.