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Alberto Giacometti: Drawings And Watercolours. The Bruno Giacometti Bequest

byMonique Meyer

Paperback | August 15, 2014

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Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901–66) was one of the leading surrealist sculptors and inarguably one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. His sculptures and drawings—displaying emaciated figures isolated in space—offer a revealing look into issues of mortality, embodiment, and the human condition, while giving physical expression to Giacometti’s twin obsessions, the human form and the alienation of modern life. In this book, Monique Meyer presents previously unpublished drawings and watercolors by the prolific artist from the collection Giacometti’s youngest brother Bruno bequeathed to Kunsthaus Zürich.
           
Comprising about one hundred of Giacometti’s works on paper, this well-guarded family treasure represents the artist’s entire life, from his youth in Stampa, Switzerland to his later years in Paris. This collection includes very early copies of works by old masters as well as studies of ancient Egyptian and Roman sculptures from the 1920s. It also shows how closely Giacometti looked at the art of Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, and Auguste Rodin, which then led to highly individual interpretations of their work. In addition, it contains important drawings of some of Giacometti’s relatives along with self-portraits, alpine landscapes from his native Val Bregaglia, and masterful figure studies from the 1950s and 60s.
           
Featuring 144 color images, this concise book features the first selection of these works the world has seen alongside an essay on their history and significance and an illustrated catalogue of the entire collection.
Monique Meyer is a research assistant at Kunsthaus Zürich’s collection of prints and drawings.
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Title:Alberto Giacometti: Drawings And Watercolours. The Bruno Giacometti BequestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.5 × 7 × 0.4 inPublished:August 15, 2014Publisher:Scheidegger and SpiessLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3858814318

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Table of Contents

Preface

"One must cling solely, exclusively to drawing." On Alberto Giacometti's drawings and copies.

Biography

List of Works

All Drawings and Watercolours by Alberto Giacometti from the Bruno Giacometti Bequest 2012

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