Alberto Giacometti Caroline 1965

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Artist
Title
Caroline
Date 1965
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1295 x 806 mm
frame: 1320 x 824 x 51 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1965
Reference
T00781
Not on display

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Sylvester compared the process of revision evident in Giacometti''s paintings and sculptures, to the process of developing an argument. One puts forward a thesis, becomes aware of the opposing view, tries to incorporate that view, and so finds a new balance. ''Each day''s work [for Giacometti]'', Sylvester wrote, ''seemed an attempt to reconcile the contradictions between what had been got so far and what emerged as he went on looking.''

September 2004

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