Alberto Giacometti
Walking Woman 1932–3–1936, cast 1966

Artwork details

Alberto Giacometti 1901–1966
Walking Woman
Femme qui marche
Date 1932–3–1936, cast 1966
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 1499 x 276 x 378 mm
Acquisition Presented by the artist and Mrs Erica Brausen 1972
Not on display

Display caption

Giacometti joined the Surrealist group in 1931, when he was making disturbing and mysterious sculptures. The elongated forms of this figure echo ancient Egyptian and Greek art, but the fragmentary body is presented walking, as if encountered in a dream. At one stage, a head and feather-arms were added to the original plaster version. Giacometti removed them in recognition of the greater power of the simplified form.

July 2008

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