Figures speak without words
The life and work of Alberto Giacometti are a journey through silence. The ruggedness of an alpine landscape, the anonymity of the Parisian metropolis – each can be found mirrored in his art. Alberto Giacometti came down from the Swiss mountains and created, in Paris, one of the most important artistic oeuvres of classical modernism.
Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) was the son of the Swiss painter Giovanni Giacometti. Born and raised in Val Bregaglia, after 1922 he lived primarily in Paris following studies in Geneva and Rome. With the extremely slender bronze figures of his late oeuvre, this important and at the same time enigmatic artist decisively influenced our understanding of sculpture in space.
In this publication, Ulf Küster, curator of the major 2009 Giacometti exhibition held at the Fondation Beyeler, explores the life and work of Alberto Giacometti in depth. The book offers a comprehensive and inspiring introduction to the multi-facetted artist and highlights Alberto Giacometti’s importance within the history of art.
|Details||The book comprises 112 pages with 30 illustrations, 8 in color|