Alberto Giacometti Venice Woman IX 1956

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Artist
Title
Venice Woman IX
Femme de Venise IX
Date 1956
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 1130 x 165 x 346 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1959
Reference
T00238
Not on display

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In the 1940s Giacometti began to make tall, emaciated figures with roughly defined outlines, which appear to represent the human figure seen from a distance. He explained that when he made large figures, they seemed ‘false’. It was only when he portrayed them as ‘long and slender’ that they seemed true to his vision of humanity. Venice Woman IX was the last of a group of standing female figures made by Giacometti for the French Pavilion of the 1956 Venice Biennale.

December 2005

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