The human body in all its forms at the Giacometti Foundation

The human body in all its forms at the Giacometti Foundation

Located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, the Giacometti Foundation is presenting a temporary exhibition, Narrating the Body – The Nude in the Work of Alberto Giacometti, through 6 November 2019. In our collective memory, we all share the artist’s sculptures, those lanky human forms, those timeless beings stretching up towards the sky, their feet anchored in the ground and their arms like twigs dangling by their bodies… The artist extracted the true substance of what he saw, imbuing each piece with singular yet universal power. The son of a renowned impressionist painter, our artist was marked by art from his early childhood. He was soon influenced by primitive arts. His chief model was his wife Annette. 60 of his works of art are now on display, from his first drawings of nudes in the 1920s to his Grandes Femmes of the 1960s. You can also admire a reconstruction of his workshop with his last, very fragile pieces in progress, made of plaster and earth.

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Alberto Giacometti dans son atelier, Paris, juillet 1954 Tirage argentique sur papier Photographie : Sabine Weiss©Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris) 2019