Alberto Giacometti. "In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession."
Camille Claudel...French sculptor and artist. Also known as Rodin's inspiration, his model, his confidante and lover. On 10 March 1913 at the initiative of her brother, she was admitted to the psychiatric hospital of Ville-Évrard in Neuilly-sur-Marne.Though she destroyed much of her art work, about 90 statues, sketches and drawings survive.
Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's Cubism. The line attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cézanne "is the father of us all" cannot be easily dismissed.
Born in 1864, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is one of the most respected French painters of the post-impressionist period. He illustrated the colorful and whimsical life of Paris, often compared to his contemporaries, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. He was prolific, despite his devotion to cocktails. His compelling and romantic scenes of the theatrical life make him famous.