Visit Alberto Giacometti’s studio at Paris Centre Pompidou

For a few years the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation has been mostly known for its erratic functioning, but this time, its collection presented at Centre Georges Pompidou is a gorgeous event.

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This great exhibition entitled “L’Atelier d’Alberto Giacometti” was inspired by the beautiful book written by Jean Genet in 1957.

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We go through all the artist’s different periods, from his early paintings, his abstracts and surrealist works,

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to the best known part of his work, his fascinating thin figures,

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his portraits,

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Following its title program, the exhibition shows photos of his Paris studio, 46 rue Hippolyte Maindron, and its meticulous removal in 1966 after Giacometti’s death.

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It shows also pieces of furniture and painted walls taken from the studio.

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All works are well presented in large and well lighted rooms.

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Centre Pompidou, place Georges Pompidou, metro Rambuteau tel 33(0)1 44 78 12 33. Open everyday except Tuesday 11 to 21, up to 22 on Thursday. Entrance 10 euros for all the temporary exhibitions and its great permanent Modern Art Collection. But don’t try to see everything in a row, or you’ll get dizzy and exhausted.

L’Atelier d’Alberto Giacometti, galerie 1, niveau 6, up to February 11

Fore more information, and reservation : http://www.centrepompidou.fr/Pompidou/Manifs.nsf/AllExpositions/D4AC49467474B7A6C12573B70052D98A?OpenDocument

You can find “L’atelier d’Alberto Giacometti” par Jean Genet on http://www.amazon.fr/Latelier-dAlberto-Giacometti-Jean-Genet/dp/2070786315

2 responses to “Visit Alberto Giacometti’s studio at Paris Centre Pompidou

  1. I love this blog! The only problem is I spend too long reading it and then too little time checking out real-life Paris! Talk about a spoilt-for-choice city!

  2. There is nothing compared to actual experiences, but I am glad that you enjoyed reading this blog. Keep on doing in it, but don’t forget to go out in the real world!

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