Louisiana poster with the work, Femme qui Marche, ( 1932-36), by the Swiss artist, Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). Giacometti is a main character at Louisiana and, like his other sculptures, Walking Woman is central among the artist's many other iconic works at the museum.
All his life Giacometti was interested in art and not least in the art outside of Europe. With Walking Woman, the artist has borrowed significant features from Egyptian art. This can be seen especially in the figure's direct front towards the viewer and the slight displacement of the legs, which just suggests the walking movement.
Alberto Giacometti belongs to the artists who have influenced art in the 20th century. Louisiana's collection of Giacometti figures is large, also internationally, and it is probably the interaction between Giacometti's figures and the museum's architecture that seems so special - and recognizable - to many of the museum's guests.
Giacometti's vision is characterized by a deep feeling for the basic human conditions – the isolation and loneliness of each being. His works open up when you give it time, and at Louisiana, Giacometti's sculptures almost become a commentary on the museum visit itself – they are, after all, a kind of people in the rooms.
In both Giacometti's many busts and in the fully developed figures, it is the face that counts. The body is there, but it is not the main thing. It's the head. The gaze. As if the situation has been reversed and it is the sculptures that are looking at us.
Dimensions: 50 x 69.9 cm
Note: The poster is sold as in the first picture, i.e. without frame.