ALBERTO GIACOMETTI "TOWARD THE ULTIMATE FIGURE"

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YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI  "TOWARD THE ULTIMATE FIGURE"

ISBN: 978-0-300-26391-6
Fecha de la edición: 2022
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Encuadernación: CARTONE
Nº Pág.: 240

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This lavishly illustrated retrospective traces the early and midcareer development of the preeminent Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), examining the emergence of his distinct figural style through works including a series of walking men, elongated standing women, and numerous busts. Rare paintings and drawings from his formative period show the significance of landscape in Giacomettis work, while also revealing the influence of the postimpressionist painters that surrounded his father, the artist Giovanni Giacometti. Other areas of inquiry on which Alberto Giacometti casts new light are his studio practice'amply illustrated with photographs'his obsessive focus on depicting the human head, his collaborations with poets and writers, and his development of the walking man sculpture, thanks to numerous drawings, many of which have never been shown. Original essays by modern art and Giacometti specialists shed new light on era-defining sculptural masterpieces, including the Walking Man, the Nose, and the Chariot, or on key aspects of his work, such as the significance of surrealism, his drawing practice, or the question of space. Cleveland Museum of Art
(March 12-June 12, 2022)
Seattle Art Museum
(July 14-October 9, 2022)

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
(November 13, 2022-February 12, 2023)

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
(March 19-June 18, 2023)



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