It was interesting to see the work of a 20th century artist exhibited within the walls of the abbey. The artist, Germaine Richier, 1902-1959 was a French artist who worked in bronze and whose work reminds me of Picasso’s bronze sculptures as well as the work of Modigliani. The work looks very interesting against a stone background. She received a classical training at the Beaux Arts in Montpellier. She was very affected by World War II and her work has an expressive as well as tragic dimension. The Pompidou Center in Paris is partnering with national monuments to pay tribute to this particular important French artist of the 20th century. It’s nice to see.