Giacometti-Sade - Cruel objects of desire - Exhibition catalogue
Bilingual edition English / French
In 1933, Alberto Giacometti wrote to André Breton: 'Read Sade yesterday, I'm very interested in his writings'.
In the 1930s, Giacometti created objects with a symbolic function penetrated by the imaginary of a violent eroticism similar to that found in D.A.F. de Sade's writings.
The epoch was propitious to the rehabilitation of the divine Marquis, a model of freedom and modernity for artists and writers. The libertine philosopher fascinated Giacometti and his friends, among them Georges Bataille, André Masson, Luis Buñuel, and Salvador Dali. This book shows for the first time the influence of Sade's writings on Giacometti's surrealist works and his own texts. It gathers most of these works that Giacometti made between 1929 and 1934, photographs of some works that have disappeared, and many previously unseen notebooks.
Exhibition at the Giacometti Institute Giacometti from 21 November 2019 to 9 February 2020
160 pages / 90 illustrations
- Dimensions :
- 16,9 x 23,6 x 1,9 cm
- Museum :
- Musée d'Orsay
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