Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alberto Giacometti modelant dans l'atelier, 1946
© Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti Paris + ADAGP, Paris) 2021


From 01 Oct 2021 To 30 Jan 2022

Henri Rol-Tanguy by Alberto Giacometti

at the Musée de la Libération de Paris
Paris, France
Off site

Curators :
Sylvie Zaidman, head curator and director of the Musée de la Libération de Paris - Musée du Général Leclerc - Musée Jean Moulin; and Michèle Kieffer, curator at the Fondation Giacometti, Paris. 

Study for the head of colonel Rol-Tanguy, plaster, 1946, collection Fondation Giacometti

In 1946, Alberto Giacometti draws the portrait of Henri Rol-Tanguy by means of drawing and smaller-scaled sculptures. The exhibition presents these works and the context of the meeting between the artist and the colonel Rol-Tanguy. 18 months after the liberation of Paris, of which he was one of the main actors, Henri Rol-Tanguy embodies the communist hero of the armed struggle. Alberto Giacometti just came back to his studio in the 14th arrondissement of PAris, where he was engaged in an aesthetic research that would lead him beyond the representation of his sitters, towards the study of proportions and the integration of a platform to the feeling of monumentality. 

Presenting both the artistic and historical aspects, the exhibition is presented from October 1st to the 30th of January 2022 at the Musée de la Libération de Paris- musée du général Leclerc - Musée Jean Moulin in partnership with the Fondation Giacometti, just above the walls within which hosted the offices of FFI regional commandment of the Liberation of Paris, where the fame ad reputation of "colonel Rol-Tanguy" was forged.  

Information on the museum's website.

Publications

Rol-Tanguy par Giacometti

Paris Musées, Fondation Giacometti
Français
32 p.
16 x 24 cm

6 €

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