Mere de l'artiste a la fenetre, (The artist's mother at the window)Artist(s)Alberto GiacomettiArtist NationalitySwissObject Creation Date1964Medium & Supportlithograph on paperDimensions
26 3/4 in x 19 11/16 in (68 cm x 50 cm);26 3/4 in x 19 11/16 in (68 cm x 50 cm);28 5/8 in x 21 1/2 in x 1 in (72.7 cm x 54.6 cm x 2.5 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. AdelsonSubject matter
Giacometti most famously created series of elongated, textured figural sculptures. Always quietly anonymous, the figures are striking in their unusual stance. Giacometti was also a portraitist, and frequently depicted his inner circle. Even in the context of personal portraits, Giacometti favored a highly stylized technique. The woman in this print is the artist's mother. Giacometti situates her in a scene, but also depicts her in a hieratic pose. Giacometti essentializes her pose in order to allow his mother become an icon.
EC 2017Physical Description
Interior scene of a woman sitting at a desk. A window is visible in the background. The image is faintly sketched.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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