Australian Art


Giacometti: The Man Himself
Giacometti: The Man Himself

18/Aug/2006 - 18/Oct/2006

VENUE: Art Gallery of New South Wales

This is the first exhibition of Giacometti's work in Australia, and is a rare opportunity to view many of his most celebrated sculptures, along with prints and drawings, on tour from the renowned Maeght Foundation, France.

Alberto Giacometti stands beside Picasso and Matisse as one of the great masters of modern art. Best known for his unforgettable, hauntingly beautiful sculptures of the human figure, Giacometti was an artist who worked relentlessly to render his distinctive vision.

Swiss born, Giacometti (1901-1966) spent most of his life in Paris becoming briefly involved with surrealism in the 1920s and immersing himself in the lively intellectual and artistic debates of the post-war, socialising with Picasso, Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet and the existentialists Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.


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