A gauche : La dame Touy supérieure du harem de Min à Thèbes, Antiquités égyptiennes
Nouvel Empire (vers 1550 - vers 1069 av. J.-C.), Bois de grenadille d'Afrique, socle en karité ?, 33,40 x 8 cm x 17 cm © Musée du Louvre, Paris

Au centre : Alberto Giacometti, Homme qui marche I, 1960 / Walking Man I, Bronze, 188,5 x 29,1 x 111,2 cm © Fondation Giacometti, Paris

A droite : Yinka Shonibare, Refugee Astronaut, fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, net, possessions, astronaut helmet, moon, boots and steel baseplate, 208 x 93 x 90 cm, 2015 

09 Jul 2020

The Walking Man in the History of Art

Online lecture
by Romain Perrin
Paris, France

The Fondation Giacometti's research team is offering a series of online lectures, a new format broadcast live.

As part of the exhibition dedicated to the famous sculpture of the Walking Man this summer at the Giacometti Institute, this lecture will place the motif of the walker in a historical perspective. From the funerary statues of ancient Egypt to paintings of walkers in the Belle Époque and bas-reliefs of medieval processions, the various representations of the march allow us to tackle questions that are at once aesthetic, social and cultural.
A true initiation to the history of art!

By Romain Perrin, attaché de conservation at the Fondation Giacometti
Lecture in French

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