The Humanities

Grégory Poussier’s sculpture series, Les Humanités, speaks to us of what is greatest in Man, of his archetypes, of his symbols. It represents characters from novels (A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare, The Devil in Love by Cazotte, Julien Sorel and Madame de Reynal in The Red and the Black by Stendhal, The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy, Oedipus on the Road by Henry Bauchau, the Wandering Jew by Jean d’Ormesson, the Albatross by Charles Baudelaire), heroes of mythology (Ulysses and Calypso in Homer’s Odyssey, Athena, Leda, Orpheus & Eurydice, … ), famous and archetypal characters (Krishnamacharia) eternal themes (The Kiss, The Ecstasies, inspired by the works of Ernest Pignon Ernest…)



“With each step, I try to be a little better human. This vow that I made a long time ago compels me every day to live according to values that I hope are just and equitable. At least they pull me up. These values are inspired by my personal heroes, novel characters or mythology.” 

Grégory Poussier