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10/14/2008

Support your local dreamer

You seem strong to me and yet sensitive. You want to go your way, but want to be loved too. Are you driven? I see sadness in your eyes. I would be happy to meet you and would have thanked you for your work, that you've tried to go new ways.

I do not know much about you, they say you were broken because nobody believed in you, in your dream that women could be sculptors can. The child you conceived, you aborted it, because he did not decide himself for your, but went off with another woman.

You've done what other men before you had done too, you got drunk, you smashed with a hammer your work to bits in your atelier and yet eternally beautiful works from you remain with us ....

For 30 years your family put you in an asylum until your death. Your brother and a doctor signed the compulsory hospitalization.... You would have loved it if you were permitted to leave the asylum. The doctors made suggestions to the family ... But no. They wanted thee not, did not see your performance, your genius .... They saw the difficulties and scandal ...

Camille Claudel has left us statues behind and we should remind us if while we look at them, that we should encourage people in their dreams, because artists are vulnerable, sensitive, while they bring us her inner worlds with open eyes and creative hands into this world. Bravo Camille, when the time machine will be invented, then we get you out ....

4 comments:

Jena Isle said...

I am not familiar with this artist, but usually geniuses are shunned during their times because they were regarded as somewhat "mad" and ahead of their times. You're right of course, we should support them.

Thanks for the valuable message of your post. Happy blogging.

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear jena, thank you for your comment, I hope you do not feel ignored, because I didn't answer comments. I do hope I will have answerde all of them soon... Happy Blogging too.

Jena Isle said...

Hi Ray, I don't feel ignored, I feel you must be very busy. Don't worry from this quarter. Remember, our perception of things should always be positive!

Happy blogging and all the best.

enreal said...

Dreamers are at times if not mostly misunderstood... it is within and they understand... perhaps we shall rescue her one day, but I believe she has already been rescued...