Monica Lundy – Camille (Camille Claudel)scroll
Dimensions: 100 x 60 x 8″ finished size
Medium: gouache and charcoal on paper
Known for her emotionally charged portraits of marginalized and particularly institutionalized women, Lundy’s depiction of Camille Claudel, the iconic French sculptor known for her figurative works in bronze and marble, falls directly in line with her ongoing Deviance series.
Claudel died in a mental institution in 1943 in relative obscurity, but later gained recognition for the originality and quality of her work. The subject of several biographies and films, Claudel was also known as the lover of the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin. The Camille Claudel Museum in Nogent-sur-Seine opened in 2017, and the Musée Rodin in Paris has a room dedicated to her works.
Sculptures created by Claudel are also held in the collections of several major museums including the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.