Alberto Giacometti. The Couple. 1927 (cast late 1929 or early 1930)

Alberto Giacometti The Couple 1927 (cast late 1929 or early 1930)

  • The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries

This early bronze cast reflects Giacometti's interest in the stylized forms of tribal art and reveals the precision of his compositions. The female figure on the left leans slightly toward the male, a subtle effect that animates the piece as a whole. The pairing of male and female figures announces what would become one of Giacometti's great, lifelong subjects: the encounter between men and women, life and art.

Gallery label from 2017.
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
23 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 7" (59.7 x 36.8 x 17.8 cm)
Credit
Bequest of Sylvia Slifka
Object number
21.2004
Copyright
© 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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