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Alberto Giacometti
December 1, 2011 7:22 PM   Subscribe

One afternoon in September 1958, a beautiful, distinguished and mysterious woman arrived at the door of number 46 rue Hippolyte Maindron. This was the Paris studio where Alberto Giacometti had been working since 1926, having arrived in the city four years earlier.

James Lord's account of sitting for a portrait by Giacometti has appeared in the blue previously.
posted by Trurl (7 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
where Alberto Giacometti had been working since 1926, having arrived in the city four years earlier.

Wait wat?
posted by Senor Cardgage at 7:33 PM on December 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


In 1922 he moved to Paris to study under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, an associate of Auguste Rodin. It was there that Giacometti experimented with cubism and surrealism and came to be regarded as one of the leading surrealist sculptors. Among his associates were Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Bror Hjorth and Balthus.
posted by Trurl at 7:37 PM on December 1, 2011


He worked in that studio beginning in 1926, he moved to Paris 4 years before that in 1922.
posted by Daddy-O at 7:38 PM on December 1, 2011


He worked in that studio beginning in 1926, he moved to Paris 4 years before that in 1922.


Ahhhhhh. Maybe I'm just tired. It seemed to read like a riddle. With the 1958 and whatnot.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 8:42 PM on December 1, 2011


NYT Real Women have Curves.
About the scuptures Paola Carola once said I had the curious impression that the modeling clay, continuously shaped and mutating, was alive and that I was the inanimate one.
posted by adamvasco at 7:11 AM on December 2, 2011


a beautiful, distinguished and mysterious woman arrived at the door of ... Alberto Giacometti

Was she eight feet tall with a tiny head and enormous legs and feet? Because if so that would explain a lot.
posted by Grangousier at 7:15 AM on December 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Grangousier:"Was she eight feet tall with a tiny head and enormous legs and feet? Because if so that would explain a lot."

This is pure brilliance!
posted by dancestoblue at 2:22 AM on December 3, 2011


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