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La Fontaine du Buisson Ardent

The Fountain of the Burning Bush

Geneviève Böhmer
1980

Lyon /  La Fontaine du Buisson Ardent   Lyon /  La Fontaine du Buisson Ardent

Description

The central sculpture, of a vertical cylindrical shape, is erected like a column in the center of a circular basin; four vertical sections, visible to the public, each represent a particular scene. The sculpture of the fountain represents a bush with abundant vegetation showing, in places, erotic scenes.

Lyon - La Fontaine du Buisson Ardent Lyon - La Fontaine du Buisson Ardent
Lyon - La Fontaine du Buisson Ardent Lyon - La Fontaine du Buisson Ardent

The artist was inspired by several local artists whose names are engraved on a plaque and more particularly by the artist Mireille Suzanne Francette Porte, dite Orlan (native of Saint Étienne).

Inscription(s)

le buisson ardent
à r. deroudille à a. mure
avec la presence bien aimee réelle ou imaginaire
de c. bonnier orlan c.p. thiv...
b.c. allix s. bresse s. zapa...
artheau j. bressy j. li...
ughetto r. duran...
l. hornung m.o m.s ...

a
m. pernod
m. chazotte..
c. voiland du..

g. böhmer

The text of the plaque is partly covered

Signature

g. böhmer

Sculptor

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Location (N 45°45'35" - E 4°50'53")

Item Code: frra027; Photograph: 10 August 2018
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