Anaïs Nin: 'I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.' <3
Camille Claudel (1864-1943) “was one of the rare female artists of the 19th century that did compete with the best male sculptors of her time."In 1883, Camille became acquainted with Auguste Rodin. Soon after Camille became his model, assistant and lover. “No other woman had such an intellectual, artistic and erotic impact on Rodin’s life like Camille Claudel.” Camille Claudel was the sister of the reknown French writer Paul Claudel. A.R. Petrelly
Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre- I am guessing this picture is in the 1930s, as Simone appears to be in her 20s/30s and she was born in 1908. The main focus of the image, for me, is Simone's outfit...
De Beauvoir and Sartre shared a life-long romantic partnership. As best-friends/lovers, they often influenced other's work and philosophy because of their common interests and beliefs. They did not believe in the institution of marriage because they did not want their lives to be dominated by institutional norms. They often dated other people and participated in a 3-way relationship.