Sunday, 14 May 2017

Cat and dog sculpture

Alberto Giacometti  described his “Dog” (1951) sculpture as a form of self-portrait: 
“One day I was walking along the rue de Vanves in the rain, close to the walls of the buildings, with my head down, feeling a little sad, perhaps, and I felt like a dog just then. So I made that sculpture. But it’s not really a likeness at all. Only the sad muzzle is anything of a likeness." 

Giacometti remembered that his brother Diego's cat "passed just like a ray of light," squeezing its lithe and predatory form between close objects without ever touching them.
Sculpture dated 1954. 

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