The Fondation Giacometti is joining forces with the Grimaldi Forum to present for the first time an exceptional retrospective of the work of the sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, the most important event of its kind held in recent years.
This voyage into the creative works of Alberto Giacometti will take place in an atmosphere of wonder, the wonder of Giacometti in the face of “marvellous” reality, as he often put it. He endeavoured to represent, without hierarchy, what he saw around him: loved ones, objects from his studio, everyday things, landscapes from his Swiss childhood or the faubourgs of Paris.
The scenography of the exhibition and the richness of the works presented will amaze visitors, giving them unique insights into the artist’s mind and work. A significant part of the exhibition will be devoted to all of the different periods, media, sculptures (plaster, bronze), paintings, drawings and prints that make up Giacometti’s work. It will offer a comprehensive view of his creative output, from his early works to his surrealist period, from the return to figuration to his post-model work, and to the invention of the great icons of the post-war period.
Bringing together nearly 230 works accompanied by photographs, the exhibition is punctuated with masterpieces and will offer the visitor the opportunity to make wonderful discoveries based around 14 original sequences.
The exhibition will in particular revive the atmosphere of the studio, by revealing the detours and questions that mark the creative process of Alberto Giacometti. The artist's favoured themes – the representation of the human head, of the face, of the female body – will particularly stand out, but we will also discover his relationship with loneliness, melancholy and his painstaking work with his models, namely his wife Annette, his brother Diego, and his close friends.
Visitors will see another side of Giacometti, the man who tested the boundaries of sculpture, and the formidable painter who, in addition to portraits, also worked with the genres of landscapes and still life.
Advance tickets available until 30 June at €6
Register for guided tours on Thursdays and Sundays, at 10.30 am, 2.30 pm and 5 pm, subject to available places (20 persons per tour)
To book tickets, call +377 99 99 30 00 or visit the website here
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Youth workshops are organised from 12 to 23 july 2021, from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm.
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