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Giacometti - of Egypt

<SPAN class="caption caption-bottom">Drawings by Alberto Giacometti in Ludwig Curtius’s &laquo;&Auml;gypten und Vorderasien&raquo;, Berlin 1923</SPAN>
Drawings by Alberto Giacometti
in Ludwig Curtius’s «Ägypten
und Vorderasien», Berlin 1923
Giacometti - of Egypt
ZURICH  •  Kunsthaus  •  Ongoing
Alberto Giacometti (1901 - 1966), the Swiss sculptor, was almost fifty when he created the form of the human figure by which he is best known - tall and inconceivably thin male and female forms.

Masterpieces from the Egyptian Museum in Berlin – including busts of Akhenaton and Nefertiti, the block statue of Senemut, and the so-called Berlin Green Head – are brought into dialogue with sculptural works of Alberto Giacometti, who began copying and assimilating ancient Egyptian art in his youth and was thus profoundly influenced by these classical forms : by their concentration on the human being in a selection of elementary types, their relation of figure to space, and their basic artistic intention, which is to secure for the individual an eternal present.

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