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Rodin- Ahh That Torrid Love Affair With Camille Claudel

Updated on June 25, 2014

Auguste Rodin-Sculptor

When ever I think of Rodin I think of Camille Claudel. The story of these two lives intertwined is full of intrigue. Romantic, tragic, all the while their lives circled around the art of sculpture. I have a couple other lenses on Camille Claudel who was an extraordinary artist in her own right. It is understandable that these two figures would have a torrid love affair when their paths met.

Rodin's work was not formulaic and thus was not fully accepted in his day. He did not achieve the acclaim expected but he still refused to change his style. He held true to his convictions of what art was to him.

I took a sculpture class once and the instructor was most enamored with Rodin's work. He pointed out that his work had deep pockets and that for every surface, the depth next to it is exaggerated. His work was very dramatic because of that .. in part. Obviously passion was his strongest tool.

Auguste Rodin's work is very passionate. That sometimes freaks people out or taps into a beauty they can share with the artist.

Auguste Rodin, "Spirit of War"

Auguste Rodin, "Spirit of War"
Auguste Rodin, "Spirit of War"

Great Rodin Items

Kherington and Twitch - Viennese Waltz




Three reasons to love Rodin


Three reasons to love Rodin?

The Kiss

The Thinker

and Camille Claudell


My Poem, Camille Claudel would ask as well? "If I Had Wings Would You Let Me Fly?"

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

Rodin was not great to Camille Claudel. His jealousy would never honor her flight. That is what I think anyway considering the time.

My poem:


If I had wings

would you burn them?

Would you hold me to the light

and let me catch

on fire?

Would you

take away

my flowers?

If I saw blue

and cherished its many different hues

would you

change them to brown

adding your own shades

of red

and yellow?

Would you?

Would you

or should I ask at this point

could you

ask me to ask

for permission?

Just how well do I know you?

Let me ask

how far can I sigh?

How much am I allowed to feel by you?

How deep is my ocean

and I am now wondering

do I need to ask you

at all?

It's important

you see

or maybe you don't?

But I need I do know

I need to ask you

is it OK that I speak

am I OK to think my my own mind

before my words



Hummm? Is ME

OK with YOU?

Will you..


Do I need to ask?

Will you allow me

to feel a snowflake

dance with the air

and be a ballerina

for magics sake?

Will you ALLOW me

is that a question

I need to ask?

Will you

allow my heart to sing

past the essence

of what is YOUR vision

and what are YOUR


IF I tried to decide something new

would you

could you

let me



What if I were a shadow

that sang my own heart

and within my own being


I was needed

to sing through

every single measure?

Would you

place your hands together

to applaud me?

Or is that just a ghost




There are soo many snowflakes

that bare no name

I am am wondering at this moment

would you

could you

let me stand under them


I could

understand each frame?

Would you let me fly that far?

Or is our love

much too simple

that it cannot embrace

beyond a dream

to reach beyond

another galaxy

and my own magical star?


ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen: I am an artist, represented by Monkdogz Urban Art, New York. ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through Monkdogz:

My newest website:

The image is of my sculpture, "Bleeding Wings 5"


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Anouk "Lost' -A Dance To Take You Away

Music Can Fill the Air


MUSIC... my muse.

Music can fill the air and lend the softer breeze or the strongest hurricane.



BELOW ARE THE LYRICS TO LOST ... I have posted the song sung by Anouk but this song is done so much more brilliantly by Erlend Bratland of Denmark. I do not see him on Amazon... watch for him!!


by Anouk.... lyrics

If roses are meant to be red

And violets to be blue

Why isn't my heart meant for you

My hands longing to touch you

But I can barely breathe

Starry eyes that make me melt

Right in front of me

Lost in this world

I even get lost in this song

And when the lights go down

That is where I'll be found

This music's irresistible

Your voice makes my skin crawl

Innocent and pure

I guess you heard it all before

Mister Inaccessible

Will this ever change

One thing that remains the same

You're still a picture in a frame

Lost in this world

I even get lost in this song

And when the lights go down

That is where I'll be found

I get lost in this world

I get lost in your eyes

And when the lights go down

That's where I'll be found

Yeah yeah

I get lost in this world

I get lost in your eyes

And when the lights go down

Am I the only one


"Beautiful" by Me'Shell Ndegeocello


Such pretty hair

May I kiss you

May I kiss you there

So beautiful you are

So beautiful

Please don't move

It feel so good to me

Hmm tell me my



So very beautiful

So beautiful


So beautiful



Included too is the DVD of "Camille Claudell"... a MUST have for any artist!! I have never not felt inspired by this moving no matter how many times I have watched it. It is about PASSION!! Passion for your art. Breathe it in.


Camille Claudel
Camille Claudel


YOU MUST get this DVD! Fantastic! It is subtitled but soo worth the read!

Hotel New York
Hotel New York


This is the cd that has "Lost" on it.



This is the CD that had "Beautiful" on it.


Erlend Bratland - Lost (Studio Recording)

Rodin "Hands"

Rodin "Hands"
Rodin "Hands"

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    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      rodin and camille had an affair and who has objections? as long as they love each other, anything goes. squidangel blessings.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      Hope more people see this. Great info!

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      aha! i knew rodin nad camille had an affair.

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      ina mar 10 years ago

      Please check out my squidoo lens about Auguste Rodin!