Bust of Diego Surreal Male Sculpture Bronze Statue by Alberto Giacometti 15" x 7"

SKU: DS-492

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 15" x Width 7"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 7".
Height without base:14"
Weight:12 LBS
Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

Alberto Giacometti's artistic exploration of his brother Diego's character and appearance is poignantly reflected in a series of portrait busts from the early 1950s. Diego served as one of Giacometti's most frequent models, appearing in various forms across drawings, paintings, and sculptures throughout the artist's illustrious career. In this particular period, Alberto Giacometti was deeply dedicated to capturing the elusive essence of Diego with a heightened sense of "realism." He fervently sought to grasp the fleeting perceptions of his brother, often painting his plaster and bronze creations in his pursuit of a more profound understanding. The three bronze portrait busts of Diego held within the Nasher collection are striking examples of Giacometti's relentless pursuit of realism. Muted gray and gray-green tones are carefully and exquisitely applied to these sculptures, enhancing their lifelike quality and revealing the subtle nuances of Diego's character. Each portrait presents a distinct perspective on Diego, underscoring the artist's belief in the ever-changing nature of sight and his ability to perceive his brother differently on various occasions. The variations within these sculptures serve as a testament to the artist's unwavering commitment to capturing the essence of a subject who was not only his brother but also a muse and a reflection of his artistic journey. Crafted using the revered "Lost Wax Method," these bronze portrait busts exemplify Alberto Giacometti's mastery of his craft and his profound connection to the subject matter. Their two-toned brown patina finish adds depth and texture, elevating them to the status of timeless art pieces. These sculptures, bearing Giacometti's signature, stand as poignant reminders of the artist's relentless pursuit of truth and his deep exploration of human perception, all manifested in his captivating portrayals of his beloved brother Diego.