Alberto Giacometti and the Etruscans Exhibition

. July 18, 2011 . 0 Comments

Pinacotheque de Paris will present Alberto Giacometti and the Etruscans an exhibition, on view from September 16, 2011 through January 8, 2012 at the Pinacothèque de Paris.

Giacometti’s attraction to the primitive figure was present very early on in the artist’s oeuvre. Etruscan art, which he first of all discovered in the Louvre, in the archeological department, where he went regularly, then during the exhibition on the Etruscans in 1955 in Paris.

No exhibition on the Etruscans has been shown in Paris since 1955. But it was precisely that show which enabled Giacometti to discover that extraordinary civilization, based on the economy of a seafaring people; a people of pirates according to the Greeks who regarded them as their chief rivals. That still strange and mysterious civilization was one of the most brilliant before Rome.

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