This summer, the Giacometti Institute offers an original and surprising look at the theme of landscape, through a selection of unpublished works of Alberto Giacometti.
The landscape holds an important and yet still little-known place in the work of Alberto Giacometti who, throughout his life, remained attached to his native region, the Swiss Alps. This summer, the Giacometti Institute offers an original and surprising look at this theme, through a selection of unpublished early watercolors, paintings, drawings and emblematic sculptures. The sculptor, haunted by the mountains of the Grisons region in Italian Switzerland, thus sketched tirelessly throughout his life the mountains and views of Stampa until they suddenly reappeared in the rugged surface of his famous busts. Inspired by the words of Giacometti, the title of the exhibition evokes the artist’s sensitivity to the different expressions of nature and shows that, more than a simple motif, the landscape also shapes the main subject of his sculptures: the figure human.
In the Montparnasse district
The Giacometti Institute is the reference place in Paris on the famous Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) dedicated to exhibitions, research and education. Covering an area of 300 m2, the Giacometti Institute is located in the Montparnasse district where Giacometti lived and worked throughout his career. It is housed in the former studio of the artist-decorator Paul Follot, a listed Art Deco style mansion, whose decorations have been preserved, restored and refurbished. The artist’s studio has been permanently reinstalled, with all its original elements (painted walls, sculptures, tools, personal objects) and temporary exhibitions bring Giacometti’s work into dialogue with that of other artists, or explore specific themes of his work. A library made up of works on modern art is also freely accessible and educational and cultural activities are offered at the Giacometti Lab, located next to the Institute.
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