Alberto Giacometti Exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Malaga

This Autumn, from October 17th and running until February the 5th 2012, the Picasso Museum in Malaga will present the first retrospective devoted to the work of Swiss artist, Alberto Giacometti (Borgonovo, Switzerland, 1901 – Chur, Switzerland, 1966) in Spain in the 21st century.

The Picasso Museum in Malaga once more delves into the work of a crucial artist of the 20th-century avant-garde movements. Pablo Picasso himself produced a considerable proportion of his work during the avant-garde period and, in fact, the two artists met in Paris, becoming friends and professing mutual admiration for each other’s work.

Alberto Giacometti:

Alberto Giacometti, who began to draw and sculpt at an early age, studied art in Paris, where he came into contact with the leading artists and intellectuals of the day. He experimented with Cubism and Surrealism until, in the 1930s, he rediscovered the figure, above all the human figure, in his quest to represent reality.

His elongated sculptures are amongst this Swiss artist’s best-known works, and it was from these that he evolved towards other works that incorporate the space around them. Throughout this process in his sculpture, Giacometti also continued to paint, draw and write. By the late-1950s he had achieved celebrity status and presented exhibitions in Europe and the United States, enjoying considerable recognition until his death.

The Alberto Giacometti exhibition is co-produced with the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti of Paris with Curator Véronique Wiesinger, director of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti in Paris.

There will be approximately 100 works exhibited, including sculptures, paintings and drawings.

For more information on the Alberto Giacometti exhibition, please call: +34 902 337 377

Picasso Museum
Palacio de Buenavista San Agustín,8
29015 Málaga, Spain


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