This voyage into the creative works of Alberto Giacometti takes place in an atmosphere of wonder, the wonder of Giacometti in the face of “marvellous” reality, as he often put it. He endeavoured to represent, without hierarchy, what he saw around him: loved ones, objects from his studio, everyday things, landscapes from his Swiss childhood or the suburbs of Paris.
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|Author||Emilie Bouvard et Christian Alandete|
|Publisher||Skira / Grimaldi Forum|
|Language||Bilingue Français / English|
|Dimensions||320 x 210|
Exhibition Catalogue Alberto Giacometti - Marvellous Reality, presented at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco (Summer 2021).
The exhibition route devotes a significant part to all periods, to all media, sculpture (plaster, bronze), painting, drawing and print that make up Giacometti’s work. It allows a complete view of his creative output, from early works to his surrealist period, from the return to figuration to his post-model work, and to the invention of the great icons of the post-war period. Bringing together nearly 230 works accompanied by photographs, the exhibition is punctuated with masterpieces and offers the visitor the opportunity to make wonderful discoveries based around 14 original sequences. The route revivifies in particular the atmosphere of the studio by revealing the detours and questions that mark the creative process of Alberto Giacometti. The themes favoured by the artist – the representation of the human head, of the face, of the female body – particularly stands out, but we also discover his relationship to loneliness, to melancholy and to his hard work with his models: his wife Annette, his brother Diego and his close friends. The visitor thus encounters another Giacometti, one who experiments with the limits of sculpture, and the formidable painter who, as well as portraits, also worked with the genres of landscapes and still life.
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