PAUL CEZANNE (1839-1906)
ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (1901-1966)
Paul Cézanne has been the artist’s artist of choice for more than a century now, and there seems to be no end to the inspirational forces embedded within his work. Despite the sixty-two years separating their births, it is almost impossible to avoid drawing comparisons between the lives and works of Cézanne and Alberto Giacometti. Both men began with a violent period of creation, focusing on sex and struggle until a decisive creative shift meant that they instead devoted themselves to the task of realistic representation. Even in his works which seem stylistically unrelated, Giacometti made frequent allusions to the master from Aix, and this publication closely examines the development of this affiliation, also revealing how an appreciation of Giacometti’s work can shed new light on Cézanne’s artistic achievements. In addition, insightful essays seek to explore the possibility of this relationship as, in spite of chronological complications, one that benefited both artists.
Edited by Felix A. Baumann, Poul Erik Tøjner, texts by Felix A. Baumann, Tobia Bezzola, Inken D. Freudenberg, Donat Rütimann, Poul Erik Tøjner, Véronique Wiesinger
Exhibition schedule: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, February 20–June 29, 2008