Carafes and Flowers, c. 1938
Carafes et Fleurs

Giacometti’s very characteristic, highly graphic-constructive style that emphasizes the unity of space and the picture surface was adopted in the late 1930s, notably in his copies of Egyptian and other ancient artworks.

Pen and brown ink on thin paper
27.0 x 20.9 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1965
Object number
GS 098
later inscribed bottom right (in ballpoint): Alberto Giacometti / 1938
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), frühestens ab 1965, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, frühestens 1965, Übernahme
  • Alberto Giacometti-Syndikat, 1963, Kauf
  • Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1963, Kauf
  • Sammlung G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh
  • Alberto Giacometti