Bather is one of the seven large bathers that are among the major works of Greco, who has become one of the 20th century’s most distinguished Italian artists. He gained international acclaim at the 1956 Venice Biennale for one of his statues in the Bather series. The figure is soft and fleshy, in contrast to the hard, smooth qualities of the bronze. This sense of a wholesome, life-like figure is only enhanced by the movement and vitality of her stance.
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Year Completed: 1987
Owner: Missouri Botanical Garden