Tall Figure (1949) by Alberto Giacometti

Tall Figure - Alberto Giacometti - 1949

Artwork Information

TitleTall Figure
ArtistAlberto Giacometti
MediumPainted Bronze
Dimensions65 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (166 x 16.5 x 34.5 cm)
Current LocationMuseum Of Modern Art, New York

About Tall Figure

Alberto Giacometti is a renowned artist who created distinctive elongated, skeletal bronze sculptures in Paris in the late 1940s. His most famous works include tall figures like the “Walking Man,” “Standing Woman,” and bust or head sculptures. These figures reflected the precariousness and absurdity of life during war-scarred Europe.

Between 1945 and 1960, Giacometti was known for his bronze sculptures of tall, slender human figures that grew larger as his style matured. His thin and elongated bodies became emblematic of his final, mature style. Giacometti’s insecurities remained a powerful motivating artistic force throughout his life.

In addition to sculpture, Giacometti also devoted more time to portraiture in painting and sculpture. While he is most well-known for his bronze figures, he also created artwork in other mediums such as drawing and lithography. Overall, Alberto Giacometti’s works resists easy categorization but one thing remains clear: his impact on modern art continues to fascinate art enthusiasts around the world today.

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