Saturday, February 16, 2019

Soirée Love, Musee Rodin, 14 Fevrier

Saint Valentine's eve I had an invite to attend the annual SOIRÉE LOVE at Musée Rodin.
What a delightful event. Couples, families, singles showed up to partake of the festivities (20€)
Champagne was of course flowing.
Live music was playing upstairs and down. We received programs with Rodin's love letters and poems to read as we wandered from room to room in the museum.
I was especially drawn to the room of CAMILLE CLAUDEL'S evocative sculptures 
Sketching with Django Rhinehardt playing in the background was perfect. Live artists were painting happy couples. You could get a photo portrait with Rodin's sculpture, The Lovers.
By-lingual guides in every room happily explained the artworks surrounded by rose petals.
The focus was on the romance between Rodin, in his 40s and 17-year-old Camille Claudel .
After 10 years with Rodin as pupil, muse, model, mistress Claudel lived and worked not far from me on the Île.
                                                             watercolor on ETSY
I pass this beautiful Hôtel particulier many times. Lovely to know the back story. Next I must visit the MUSEE CAMILLE CLAUDEL. Crossing Pont Sully on the way home, the bateaux mouches were full of Valentine lovers. Do go next year PBers if your in Paris to Musée Rodin/SOIRÉE LOVE.
With Love XXX from Paris ❤️🐻💋

16 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

I think I have watched 2 Camille Claudel movies..I was riveted.C'est beau Carol:)

Parisbreakfasts said...

She is a tragic character in the French art world..
So triste...

Jane Klares said...

Bravo !!!!

You’re the best❤️

Bonnie L said...

Wow! What a spectacular place to spend Valentines. Thanks for taking us with you, Carol❣️

La Table De Nana said...

Séraphine de Senlis:( Also..so tragic so sad.

La Table De Nana said...

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/seraphine-2009

Parisbreakfasts said...

The French are good at tragedie...I saw that one at least ❤️

GAYLE said...

SO HAPPY YOU HAVE BECOME PART OF MY DAILY LIFE…..I LOVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR WHIMSICAL, COLORFUL PARISIAN BLOGS, & ADMIRE YOU FOR FOLLOWING YOUR PASSIONS!!
KEEP IT UP!

sukicart said...

I can't imagine the excitement of wandering through one of my very favorite museums with champagne & music. Sometimes I would love to be you for a few hours - your experiences are so chic.

WR said...

I absolutely love everything you do! Someday I will return to Paris, one of my most favorite cities in the world! Till then, carry on reminding me of it's magic!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Let's trade places Suki!

Solli Kanani said...

Thanks for sharing ❤️ nice to see they included Camille

Kay said...

Looks like a fun evening! Even the weather cooperated. I was lucky to have stayed twice in an apartment on rue de Grenelle, just two blocks away fron the Rodin museum.

JoAnne said...

The Musée Rodin was one of my favorite sites to visit when I was in Paris many years ago and that is where I learned about Camille. Your watercolor is a warm remembrance.
Also, I received the Opera Garnier watercolor and it is beautiful! I am a huge opera fan so it is a joy to have.

sukicart said...

I'm for that but I think you would certainly be the loser in this case.

Joyfulartist said...

Beautiful! Sigh, if only....