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This portrait is complementary to that of Auguste


Artist's interpretation


This monochrome portrait is a tribute to the sculptor Camille Claudel (1864-1943) whose prolific artistic career, but in the shadow of the sculptor Auguste Rodin, will end abruptly by a forced psychiatric internment which will last the last thirty years of his life. .


Let's first say that this painting is part of a mini-series of two portraits which represents an essential couple in the world of sculpture. This is the portrait of the sculptor Auguste Rodin on the one hand accompanied by the portrait of his muse Camille Claudel on the other. I was fascinated not only by their remarkable artistic journey, but also by the whole tumultuous side of the couple and of course by the tragic fate of Camille Claudel at the end of her life.

I opted for a monochrome technique in the realization of the two canvases. For Camille's portrait, I chose payne's gray color pigment, which is a more subdued color like her career in the shadow of the master sculptor Auguste Rodin.

To make this portrait, I used a technique inspired by pointillism using small touches deposited with a painting knife and in the most random orientations possible. The work by stacking touches also makes it possible to develop a superb texture on the canvas.


Technical data


Title of the canvas: Camille

Artist: Luc Fortier

Year of completion: 2020

Location: Montreal

Theme: Portrait

Style: Contemporary Pointillism

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Technique: Painting knife

Original work size: 48 x 48 x 1.5 in (121.9 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm)

Support: Canvas mounted on gallery frame

Hanging system included: Iron wire at the back

Dominant color: payne gray



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