Richier's revolutionary absence of pose in L'Orage (Storm Man) and L'Ouragane (Hurricane Woman), combined with the figures' rough surfaces and disfigured appearances, speak of human suffering and survival.
Storm Man & Hurricane Woman by Germaine Richier, 19471949
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2007
- 1) 190.5 x 57.5 cm; 2) 179.5 x 47 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £30,000 ( Total: £516,796)
- Acquired in:
- Mme F Guiter, Paris.
Although they were not originally conceived as a pair L'Ouragane was made as a response to L'Orage. They were, in Richier's view, interdependent works and they are almost always exhibited as a pair.