Germaine RichierThe Hurricane 1955, published 1961

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Artist
Germaine Richier (1902‑1959)
Title
The Hurricane
L'Ouragane
Date 1955, published 1961
MediumEtching and aquatint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 388 x 290 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mme Françoise Guiter 1990
Reference
P11284
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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Germaine Richier made these individual prints at the height of her career as a sculptor in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Like her sculptures, they reflect the same preoccupations with animals and plants, but also hybrid creatures, seen in The Hydra. Subject to careful scrutiny and recording, they suggest a world below the surface of normal experience,
that is fascinating and sometimes sinister.

March 2007

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