There is an overarching sense that these images are a searching and psychological excavation of the man himself – a portrait of the soul of the artist.
Peter Lindbergh’s lens with with the work of iconic artist Alberto Giacometti in Substance And Shadow at the Gagosian in London sheds new light on one of the most important artists of the 20th century, throwing inimitable genius into sharp relief. The images that Lindbergh presents to us in the show create an intimate new perspective on Giacometti, via a deployment of light that seems almost to breathe life into and animate the sculptures.
The marriage of legendary photographer
— Alberto Giacometti
“I think there is a real humanity in his work and that’s what I felt very strongly – I don’t know if the sculptures reflect something essential about the human condition but this incredible humanity is in there. There is a different view and whole look to the sculptures in the photographs because without the lens you can never get that close to the thing and that part of him – when you take the lens longer and you go in closer – that also affects the perspective and frames the object, so I discovered a lot about Giacometti through that process.
ALBERTO GIACOMETTI –
PETER LINDBERGH
Saisir l'invisible
All the sculptures of today, like those of the past, will end one day in pieces. . . . So it is important to fashion one’s work carefully in its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.
The impulse to photograph sculpture harks back to the mid-nineteenth century, with the advent of photography itself. Since then, the two mediums—ancient and modern—have become deeply enmeshed.
On the humanity in these sculptures…
The impulse to photograph sculpture harks back to the mid-nineteenth century, with the advent of photography itself. Since then, the two mediums—ancient and modern—have become deeply enmeshed.
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