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The Giacometti: A Family of Creators

25 June 2021

Alberto was by no means the only talented artist in the Giacometti clan. This display at Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, west of Nice, offers a rare chance to see his gaunt bronzes alongside sculptures of an altogether more light-hearted nature by his brother Diego (including a delightful feline maître d’); maquettes by his architect brother Bruno; post-Impressionist paintings by his father Giovanni; and Symbolist designs by Giovanni’s cousin Augusto. The exhibition runs from 3 July–14 November; find out more from the Fondation Maeght’s website.

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Bust of Diego (1954), Alberto Giacometti.

Bust of Diego (1954), Alberto Giacometti. Photo Archives Fondation Maeght; © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti Paris + Adagp Paris) 2021

Chat maître d’hôtel (1967), Diego Giacometti.

Chat maître d’hôtel (1967), Diego Giacometti. © Adagp Paris 2021.

Sotto il sambucco (1911), Giovanni Giacometti.

Under the Elder (1911), Giovanni Giacometti. © DR.

Red roofs (1911), Augusto Giacometti.

Red roofs (1911), Augusto Giacometti. © DR.

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