Alberto Giacometti, based on the model - Exhibition catalogue
Throughout his career, Alberto Giacometti favoured the human figure, and in particular the face, as the motif of his artistic research. After traditional studies during which he acquired mastery of representation, he moved away from realistic figuration in contact with the avant-garde, while maintaining his obsession with "heads". From 1935, his return to the model began an untiring quest for resemblance and grasp of reality that would animate his entire work until his death.
This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition "Alberto Giacometti d'après modèle", as part of a partnership between the Giacometti Foundation, Paris, and the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, Albi. It brings together a selection of works from different periods that allow us to fully grasp Giacometti's artistic approach. He addresses the themes of the evolution of the human figure, portraits and the female nude, proposing a face-to-face encounter between sculptures and drawings, which remain for Giacometti the essential tool for understanding the subject and the vision.