Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Alberto Giacometti

Join us at the next Seeing Visions at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, to view and discuss a film about the artist Alberto Giacometti.

The work of Alberto Giacometti can be characterized as existentialist meditations on the human body. His stance against surrealism in favor of figuration was of great importance during a time when surrealism was reigning. After hardships stalled his career, Giacometti began creating disturbingly small statues and reportedly left Geneva in 1940 with his entire body of work in a matchbox. The Swiss painter and sculptor followed with one of the most important creative periods of any 20th-century artist, where he created his tall, thin sculptures, often categorized as existential reality.

Orr Street Studios is located t 106 Orr St. in downtown Columbia, Mo. Join us every Tuesday evening during the academic year for literary readings and visual-arts presentations.

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