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Sculptures in the Studio

Sculptures in the Studio

(Swiss, 1901–1966)
© VAGA, New York, NY
Catalogue raisonné: Lust 185
Location: not on view


Explaining his incessant need to draw Giacometti once said, "What I believe is that whether it be a question of sculpture or of painting, it is in fact only drawing that counts. I must cling solely, exclusively to drawing. If I could master drawing, all the rest would be possible." Giacometti's graphic works, therefore, are an important part of his oeuvre and include 353 lithographs and etchings. With these techniques Giacometti could draw on a plate as easily as on paper. His prints thus retain the same spontaneous quality that enlivens the drawings. This etching portrays a group of sculptures in the artist's studio. These elongated, haunting figures express the insecurity, transience, and alienation of modern man.
  • Prints and Drawings, 1916-1965. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 20-July 24, 1966).
    Changing Dimensions: Works on Paper by Sculptors. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 22, 1995-January 24, 1996).
    Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (co-organizer) (March 12-June 12, 2022).
  • {{cite web|title=Sculptures in the Studio|url=false|author=Alberto Giacometti|year=1964|access-date=03 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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