Germaine Richier

Germaine Richier was a French sculptor best known for her large bronze sculptures inspired by themes in classical mythology. Her statues of animals and hybrid-creatures are thin and misshapen, looking as though these are on the brink of decay. The artist is often associated with her controversial statue of Christ, displayed in the Church of Notre Dame de Toute Grâce du Plateau d’Assy, which was removed by the clergy for its untraditional depiction of Jesus.


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