Giacometti’s Final Works

1965, the year before Alberto Giacometti died was also the year of his consolidation as an established artist. Giacometti was selected for three important retrospectives at the New York Museum …

Giacometti & the Human Figure

   The second part of the Alberto Giacometti exhibition brings together the artist’s key works from his mature period, most of which were made between 1950 and 1960, a time when …

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Wondrous Cures in Constantinople

The shrines that created the glory of Constantinople through their lavish beauty were also repositories of precious relics and thus sources of healing. Early on, the city was placed under …

Paris Without End (1959-1965)

In the 60s, Alberto Giacometti paid homage to Paris, the city where he lived, by drawing its streets, cafés, and more private places like his studio and the apartment of …

Demons, Symbols, and the Cosmos

Beliefs surrounding illness and healing in Byzantium stem from the myths, astrology, and magic practiced around the Mediterranean by Jews, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, and Greeks. Amulets were widely prescribed, even by …