A Giacometti Portrait

A Giacometti Portrait

The creative process that produces a work of art is illuminated as Lord documents through photographs and descriptions the stages by which Alberto Giacometti painted his portrait in oil

Author: James Lord

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374515735

Category: Art

Page: 117

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The creative process that produces a work of art is illuminated as Lord documents through photographs and descriptions the stages by which Alberto Giacometti painted his portrait in oil
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Mythic Giacometti

Mythic Giacometti

In Mythic Giacometti, Lord reveals the hidden "blueprint" of that work: a daringly literal, visionary interpretation of the myth of Oedipus as it affected the conduct and outcome of Giacometti's life.

Author: James Lord

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466815117

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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The Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901-66) was arguably the greatest sculptor of the twentieth century. He was also--as James Lord persuasively argued in Giacometti: A Biography--a heroic figure whose vocation sustained him through a life of crippling anxiety and erotic guilt. Almost twenty years after it first appeared, Giacometti has attained the status of a classic, one of the most candid and complete biographies of an artist in our time. In Mythic Giacometti, Lord reveals the hidden "blueprint" of that work: a daringly literal, visionary interpretation of the myth of Oedipus as it affected the conduct and outcome of Giacometti's life. The result is a case study both in the development of an artist and in the writing of biography. Lord concentrates on the private totems of Giacometti's life-family legend, childhood memory, illness and injury, crucial sexual encounters, intimations of mortality-that amounted, in Lord's view, to signs of a tragic destiny directly linked to the central tragedy of Western literature.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Plausible Portraits of James Lord

Plausible Portraits of James Lord

Incisive reflections on more than twenty portraits of the author by some of the greatest artists of the last century Over the course of his life as a friend and confidant of artists and collectors, and as a lover of art himself, James Lord ...

Author: James Lord

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429921879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Incisive reflections on more than twenty portraits of the author by some of the greatest artists of the last century Over the course of his life as a friend and confidant of artists and collectors, and as a lover of art himself, James Lord has written some of the best accounts we have of modern aesthetic genius; his biography of Giacometti was widely acclaimed for succeeding, in the words of one reviewer, "in every way as one of the most readable, fascinating and informative documents, not just on an artist, but on art and artists in general" (The Washington Times). And yet through his connection with the great artists of his day, it was inevitable that Lord would himself become the object of the artist's gaze. In fact, from the time he was a young man, Lord sat for many of the major and minor painters and photographers of his day, including Balthus, Cocteau, Cartier-Bresson, Freud, Giacometti, and Picasso—in all but one case at the artist's request. In Plausible Portraits, Lord gathers, alongside these images, his reflections, penetrating the mind of artist and model alike in a sequence of illuminating double portraits of two masters at work.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

In ^ his magnificent painting Annette (1953) (Carnegie Museum of Art), her face is
^ barely legible, but her stilted ... Such an incongruous stomach on a slim woman
recalls the rounded belly Giacometti included in the 1937 portrait of his mother ...

Author: Laurie Wilson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300090374

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

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Laurie Wilson shows how Giacometti's secret beliefs & emotional scars are reflected in his sculpture, drawings & paintings.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Alberto Giacometti 1901 1966

Alberto Giacometti  1901 1966

The fully illustrated essays, written by some of the world's leading Giacometti scholars, bring together remarkable new research and make this book an invaluable introduction to the artist's life and work.

Author: Alberto Giacometti

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015040998174

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 628

A giant of twentieth-century art, Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) stands beside Picasso and Matisse as an artist who has defined the way our century is perceived, and alongside them as one of the few modern artists who have created sculpture, paintings and drawings with equal mastery. This lavishly illustrated book accompanies a major retrospective of Giacometti's work at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. The two hundred and forty-one works in the exhibition include many of Giacometti's greatest and best-known pieces, as well as rarely-seen Surrealist sculptures and previously unrecorded works. All are reproduced - eighty as full page colour plates. The fully illustrated essays, written by some of the world's leading Giacometti scholars, bring together remarkable new research and make this book an invaluable introduction to the artist's life and work.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Modern Portraits the Self Others

Modern Portraits   the Self   Others

45 FREDERICK EVANS Sartre , “ Les Peintures de Giacometti , " Derrière le
miroir , no . ... 34 37 Giacometti , Self - Portrait PROVENANCE William M . Davis ,
Malaga , Spain , gift of the artist , Oct . 1954 ) private collection , New York /
Robert ...

Author: Columbia University. Department of Art History and Archaeology

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013198356

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 201

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Categories: Art, Modern

Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti, Mercedes Matter. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Among ...
Giacometti by Giacometti and Giacometti by Herbert Matter . " Artnews 60 (
January 1962 ) : 41 ... Portrait d ' un artiste : Giacometti . " Arts — Lettres —
Spectacles , no ...

Author: Alberto Giacometti

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UCSD:31822003109659

Category: Sculpture, Modern

Page: 224

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Categories: Sculpture, Modern

Alberto Giacometti Francis Bacon

Alberto Giacometti  Francis Bacon

Isabel and Other Intimate Strangers Alberto Giacometti, Valentina Castellani. 225
226. Fig . 19 Giacometti in his Paris studio surrounded by his works , with Portrait
d ' Isabel in the foreground , photographed by Brassaï , November 1947 Fig .

Author: Alberto Giacometti

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080893418

Category: Artists and models in art

Page: 261

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This book shows the work of Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon which was inspired by Isabel Rawsthorne. Isabel herself was an artist who moved to Paris in the mid-1930s and both the artists had a unique and special relationship with Isabel at different times in their lives.
Categories: Artists and models in art

Giacometti Critical Essays

Giacometti  Critical Essays

9.4 Alberto Giacometti, Portrait of Yanaihara in progress, photograph by Isaku
Yanaihara. 9.5 Alberto Giacometti, Portrait of Yanaihara in progress, photograph
by Isaku Yanaihara. 9.6 Alberto Giacometti, Bust of Yanaihara and Portrait of ...

Author: Peter Read

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351565592

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Giacometti: Critical Essays brings together new studies by an international team of scholars who together explore the whole span of Alberto Giacometti's work and career from the 1920s to the 1960s. During this complex period in France's intellectual history, Giacometti's work underwent a series of remarkable stylistic shifts while he forged close affiliations with an equally remarkable set of contemporary writers and thinkers. This book throws new light on under-researched aspects of his output and approach, including his relationship to his own studio, his work in the decorative arts, his tomb sculptures and his use of the pedestal. It also focuses on crucial ways his work was received and articulated by contemporary and later writers, including Michel Leiris, Francis Ponge, Isaku Yanaihara and Tahar Ben Jelloun. This book thus engages with energising tensions and debates that informed Giacometti's work, including his association with both surrealism and existentialism, his production of both 'high' art and decorative objects, and his concern with both formal issues, such as scale and material, and with the expression of philosophical and poetic ideas. This multifaceted collection of essays confirms Giacometti's status as one of the most fascinating artists of the twentieth century.
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Giacometti

Giacometti

Giacometti: A Sketchbook of Interpretive Drawings. Text by Luigi Carluccio; notes
by the ... Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing. Stuttgart: Verlag Hatje,
1971. ... Olten: Bücherfreunde, 1960. 49. Lord, James. a Giacometti portrait.

Author: James Lord

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466815124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 575

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The work of one of the towering creative spirits of the century, Alberto Giacometti's visionary sculptures and paintings from a testament to the artist's intriguing life story. From modest beginnings in a Swiss village, Giacometti went on to flourish in the picturesque milieu of prewar Paris and then to achieve international acclaim in the fifties and sixties. Picasso, Balthus, Samuel Beckett, Stravinsky and Sartre have parts in his story, along with flamboyant art dealers, whores, shady drifters, unscrupulous collectors, poets and thieves. Women were a complex yet important element of his life--particularly his wife, Annette, and his last mistress and model, Caroline--as was the intimate relationship he shared with his brother Diego, who was both Alberto's confidant and collaborator. James Lord was personally acquainted with Giacometti and his entourage, and combines firsthand experience with a unique knowledge gathered during many years of observation and research. In this exceptional biography Lord unfolds the personal history of a man who managed to achieve a heroic destiny by remaining utterly true to himself and to his calling. Giacometti: A Biography was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. James Lord has subsequently published three volumes of memoirs. In recognition of his contribution to French culture he has been made an officer of the Legion of Honour.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Fondation Alberto-Giacometti, Kunsthaus, Zurich Dans une série de portraits,
Giacometti clarifie en 1927 sa situation entre reproduction et forme plastique. Il
commença cette série avec un Portrait du Collectionneur Josef Müller, qui a été ...

Author: Carlo Huber

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2854347

Category:

Page: 127

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Lost Beyond Telling

Lost Beyond Telling

The painting of a face was for Giacometti an agonizing task , an existential
situation in which he squarely came up against the sheer impossibility of artistic
representation . A Giacometti portrait carries traces of a tortured , agonized battle
 ...

Author: Richard Howard Stamelman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801424089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

View: 603

In seeking to give voice to absent things or lost experiences, Richard Stamelman says, modern poetry attempts to give absence a shape. Loss, in his view, is both the cause and the subject of the modern poem. Fittingly, in Lost beyond Telling he formulates and develops what he calls a poetics of loss, with which he frames his treatment of modern French poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Die Sammlung Der Alberto Giacometti Stiftung

Die Sammlung Der Alberto Giacometti Stiftung

London 1955 Alberto Giacometti : Sculptures , Paintings , Drawings , London ,
The Arts Council Gallery , 1955 London 1965 Alberto ... A Giacometti Portrait ,
New York , The Museum of Modern Art , 1965 Lord 1955 Lord 1965 Lord , James
.

Author: Alberto Giacometti

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032862240

Category:

Page: 245

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Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Dann hielt Giacometti inne , schüttelte heftig den Kopf : « Aber nun , da ich Ihr
Bildnis zu zeichnen begonnen habe , lockt es mich , weiterzufahren ! Was sagen
Sie dazu ... 3 James Lord , A Giacometti portrait , New York , 1965 , passim . 4
Lord ...

Author: Franz Meyer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016876792

Category:

Page: 259

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My Queer War

My Queer War

A powerful story of sexual awakening during the Second World War from the noted memorist and critic. In My Queer War, James Lord tells the story of a young man's exposure to the terrors, dislocations, and horrors of armed conflict.

Author: James Lord

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429932473

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A POWERFUL STORY OF SEXUAL AWAKENING DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR FROM THE NOTED MEMORIST AND CRITIC In My Queer War, James Lord tells the story of a young man's exposure to the terrors, dislocations, and horrors of armed conflict. In 1942, a timid, inexperienced twenty-one-year-old Lord reports to Atlantic City, New Jersey, to enlist in the U.S. Army. His career in the armed forces takes him to Nevada and California, to Boston, to England, and eventually to France and Germany, where he witnesses firsthand the ravages of total war on Europe's land and on its people. Along the way he comes to terms with his own sexuality, experiences the thrill of first love and the chill of disillusionment with his fellow man, and in a moment of great rashness makes the acquaintance of the world's most renowned artist, who will show him the way to a new life. My Queer War is a rich and moving record of one man's maturation in the crucible of the greatest war the world has known. If his war is queer, it is because each man's experience is strange in its own way. His is a story of universal significance and appeal, told by a wry and eloquent observer of the world and of himself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Studio of Giacometti

The Studio of Giacometti

Tiré du site Donlon Books: "Jean Genet and Alberto Giacometti became friends in the 1950's, and Genet later posed for several paintings and drawings by the artist.

Author: Jean Genet

Publisher:

ISBN: 0956441912

Category:

Page: 72

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Alberto Giacometti Sculptor and Draftsman

Alberto Giacometti  Sculptor and Draftsman

An Exhibition Organized by The American Federation of Arts Alberto Giacometti,
Louise Averill Svendsen. Works On Paper ... 19 Giacometti's drawings from 1946
onward are closely related to his sculpture and painting . In his drawings of ...

Author: Alberto Giacometti

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027869331

Category: Art, Swiss

Page: 96

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Categories: Art, Swiss

Giacometti s Paris

Giacometti s Paris

Author: Alberto Giacometti

Publisher: Arts

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032626447

Category: Art

Page: 32

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Bulletin

Bulletin

Alberto Giacometti , 1964 Through the generosity of Mr . and Mrs . Joseph
Pulitzer , Jr . , the Museum has acquired its first Giacometti painting , the 1964
portrait of Caroline . This is an especially significant addition to our collections ,
because ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000065398050

Category: Art

Page:

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