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“Alberto Giacometti en el Museo del Prado” catalogue

This catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition Alberto Giacometti in the Museo del Prado, on view at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid from 2 April to 7 July 2019.

120 pages

26 x 29 cm

Hardcover

Spanish and English

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Organised in the context of the celebrations of its Bicentenary, the Museo del Prado opened an exhibition devoted to one of the most representative artists of the twentieth century, Alberto Giacometti, who saw art as a single and simultaneous place in which time past and present converged. Although the artist never came to Spain, in 1939 he visited the exhibition Chefs-d’oeuvre du Musée du Prado held in Geneva, to where much of the Prado’s collection had been sent during the Spanish Civil War. The present exhibition includes works by a number of his favourite painters, such as Dürer, Raphael, Tintoretto, El Greco, Goya and Velázquez; some of whom he shares space with in this show.

The exhibition’s curator, Carmen Giménez, has conceived Alberto Giacometti in the Museo del Prado as a posthumous visit to the Museum in which Giacometti’s sculptures move through the principal galleries. This catalogue offers a visual testimony to such encounter.