by Barbara Palladino
Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona is hosting a new exhibition dedicated to Alberto Giacometti – one of the greatest and most famous sculptors of the 20th century – until 5 April 2020. The initiative was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Aimé and Marguerite Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, which owns one of Europe’s most important collections of paintings, drawings, sculptures and graphic design works of the 1900s. The foundation loaned approximately 70 pieces by Giacometti for the exhibition, ranging from some of his most renowned to paintings he created during his youth in Switzerland, and from the first sculptures he made when he was about fifteen to the surrealist pieces of his most mature period.
This true monographic exhibition highlights the artist’s amazing talent but also reveals his relationship with colleagues in Paris, where Giacometti lived at length between the 1920s and 1950s: Braque, Chagall, Miró, Kandinsky, Derain, Léger. Works by these “friends” of his are exhibited on large-scale canvases, with Giacometti’s pieces “walking” in the middle, creating a constant cross-reference between his masterpieces and the creative context he worked in throughout his life.
Giacometti’s time from Chagall to Kandinsky. Masterpieces from the Maeght Foundation
From 16 November 2019 to 5 April 2020
Palazzo della Gran Guardia
Piazza Bra, 1