Giacometti Epub Ö Paperback
- Megan Fontanella
- 15 January 2019 Megan Fontanella
A necessary addition to my library. This comprehensive survey of the work of the Swiss born modern master Alberto Giacometti offers a fresh and incisive account of his entire creative output Published on the occasion of Giacometti s first major museum presentation in the US in over a decade, the volume brings together nearlysculptures, paintings and drawings to trace the artist s wide ranging and hugely innovative engagement with the human form across various mediums While Giacometti may be best known for his distinct figurative sculptures that emerged after World War II, including a series of elongated standing women, striding men and expressive busts, this volume devotes equal attention to the artist s early and midcareer development It explores his lesser known engagement with Cubism and Surrealism as well as African, Oceanic and Cycladic art, which preceded his shift to figuration, while also highlighting his remarkable talents as a draftsman and painter alongside his sculptural oeuvre Of particular focus is Giacometti s studio practice, which is examined through rarely seen plaster sculptures that highlight the artist s working process, in addition to ephemera and historical photographs documenting his relationship with the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum which hosted the artist s first US exhibition, inand with New York City In addition to his familiar sculptures, this book has quite a few drawings and paintings of the master What a painter Fantastic book Giacometti well expressed the alienation and estrangement of the human condition in his sculpture.