Standing Figure

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An elongated figure with minimal features stands on a small rectangular base with left foot slightly forward. The metal has a texture resembling molten wax.
Alberto Giacometti
1957
Giacomett's tall thin figures visualize the fragility and the resilience of the human body in the aftermath of the World Wars and the Holocaust. Influenced by Sartre and Existentialism, Giacometti wanted to visually express the metaphysical desolation and despair that Existentialism tried to recognize and address.
Museum Purchase
1958/1.137
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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