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Giacometti in Rotterdam

The bronze Piazza, sculpture, 1948-49

From the 18 of October and to the 8 of February of 2009, the Kunsthal museum, located in the city of Rotterdam, pays tribute to Alberto Giacometti. This event consists of a retrospective one on a large scale to recall most fascinating works of one of the majors and more influential sculptors of century XX.

Multifacético and innovator, Giacometti penetrated in the world of the sculpture, the painting and the drawing, leaving like legacy an innumerable amount of works, many of which are in exhibition.

Of course, the great protagonists are their already classic human figures, with their characteristic gentleness and fragility. After to have installed in Paris, in 1922, to study in the Académie of Great, Giacometti became jumbled with the movement cubista, and was then that began to penetrate in the world of the experimentation, especially at the time of realizing sculptures.

Later, one felt attracted towards the African art, a thematic one that was object of inspiration of many artists of its time. Of the conjugation of these styles, plus the quota of classic education that received, Giacometti could generate a language own, that is translated in the first feminine figures, between which is the famous Femme cuillère - in Spanish, the woman spoon.

The representation of the human body became its specialty as of 1935 approximately, when it moved away of the surrealismo and it turned upside down to the accomplishment of figures with a peculiar dynamics, in end streamlined, like which they can be observed in the Piazza.

Practical information

  • Address: Kunsthal Rotterdam, Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam
  • Dates: of the 18 of October from 2008 to the 8 of February of the 2009.
  • Schedule: of Tuesday to Saturdays, 10 to 17 hs; Sundays, from 11 to 17 hs.
  • Entrance: 8.50 €

Photo Via: The Cour

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