The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec Presents the Work of Giacometti
 

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec Presents the Work of Giacometti

Attractions to discover, January 29, 2018 2018-01-29
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Alberto Giacometti, Caroline seated full-length, circa 1964-1965. Oil on canvas, 136 x 95 cm. © Alberto Giacometti estate / SODRAC 2017
Alberto Giacometti, Caroline seated full-length, circa 1964-1965. Oil on canvas, 136 x 95 cm. © Alberto Giacometti estate / SODRAC 2017
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind premiere in North America from February 8 to May 13, 2018. The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) is proud to welcome you to the Alberto Giacometti Exhibition, presented by Desjardins at the museum’s Pierre Lassonde Pavilion. Featuring more than 160 of the artist’s masterpieces, the exhibition drew on the extraordinary collection of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti in Paris provided by Director and General Curator Catherine Grenier and Associate Curator Mathilde Lecuyer-Maillé.

A major, five-decade retrospective

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), a Swiss sculptor and painter who lived in Paris, made his first oil painting and first sculpted bust at the young age of 14. By the time of his death, he had amassed a colossal legacy. Showcasing his early years as an artist in 1920s Paris all the way to his crowning achievements in the 1960s, the Alberto Giacometti Exhibition at the MNBAQ boasts about 100 sculptures and 50 paintings, many of which have never been exhibited. Also displayed are a selection of sketches and archives. This is a remarkable chance to discover one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

Alberto Giacometti, Walking Man, 1960. Bronze, 180,5 x 27 x 97 cm. © Alberto Giacometti estate / SODRAC 2017
Alberto Giacometti, Walking Man, 1960. Bronze, 180,5 x 27 x 97 cm. © Alberto Giacometti estate / SODRAC 2017

Masterpieces of sculpture and painting at this never-before-seen exhibition

This exhibition takes a look at Giacometti’s work as a painter, though he is particularly known for his unique sculptures – inordinately elongated subjects or threadlike figures with especially detailed surfaces. Suspended Ball, Pointing Man and the celebrated Walking Man are just a few of the sculptures included in this impressive body of works from the collection of the Fondation as well as major European collections.

Activities and events surrounding the exhibition

Continue your visit with the many activities offered at the MNBAQ in connection with the exhibition: creative workshops for families, classes for adults, conferences, meetings, presentations and other special events.

The Giacometti exhibition in Québec City in 2018 is definitely a must-see!


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