Kunsthaus Zurich opens Alberto Giacometti Drawings and Watercolours

. February 28, 2014

Kunsthaus Zurich presents Alberto Giacometti Drawings and Watercolours an exhibition on view 28 February – 25 May 2014.

Alberto Giacometti, Stables in Capolago, 1915. Watercolour over pencil on paper, 22.8 x 28.9 cm. Kunsthaus Zürich, Bruno Giacometti bequest, 2012© Succession Alberto Giacometti / 2013

Alberto Giacometti, Stables in Capolago, 1915. Watercolour over pencil on paper, 22.8 x 28.9 cm. Kunsthaus Zürich, Bruno Giacometti bequest, 2012© Succession Alberto Giacometti / 2013

With the Bruno Giacometti bequest of 2012 to the Kunsthaus Zürich came a group of works covering the entire career of Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966), from the early years in Stampa to his Paris period, which has long held special meaning for the Giacometti family. It includes copies of works by Dürer, Mantegna, Holbein and Hodler made by a precocious Giacometti between the ages of 12 and 15. They were followed in the 1920s by studies of Romanesque and Egyptian sculptures, while in the 1930s he began to engage with the work of Matisse, Cézanne and Rodin, though producing creations that were very much his own. The selection also shows important images of family members and various self-portraits, as well as landscapes from around Stampa and Maloja, studio views, and masterly figure studies from the 1950s and 1960s.

With support of the Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim Foundation.

Category: Fine Art

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