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