Camille Claudel developed a passion for sculpture at a young age. She was convinced that she would make it her life occupation so she moved to Paris and learnt from Auguste Rodin. She was truly gifted and quickly mastered it but she remained in the shadow of her master. She was said to copy him and their love affair did not help it. After they split up, art criticism still did not appreciate her talent, even with her numerous quality productions (La Valse, 1893, Clotho 1893, L’Âge mur, 1899). Camille Claudel often tried to differentiate herself from Rodin but she drowned in isolation and suffered from her brother absence, Paul, who left for the US. She kept on sculpting and she exhibited her works in 1905 at the Blot Gallery. Yet, she progressively appeared to be suffering from dementia and paranoia. In 1913, following her father’s death, her mother decided to intern her. She would spend the rest of her life in psychiatric hospital.