Germaine Richier The Hydra 1954–5, published 1961

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Artist
Germaine Richier 1902–1959
Title
The Hydra
L'Hydre
Date 1954–5, published 1961
Medium Etching and aquatint on paper
Dimensions Image: 367 x 287 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mme Françoise Guiter 1990
Reference
P11283
Not on display

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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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