Standing Woman, c. 1956
Femme debout

Due to technical necessities, some of Giacometti's larger plasters had to be divided into several parts before they could be made into bronze castings at the foundry. In order to preserve the original substance of the plasters, the respective works owned by the Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung are usually not reassembled permanently.

Femme debout was modelled directly in plaster on an iron armature. Subsequently, Giacometti applied some black brush strokes in a few places and signed the base at top right: Alberto Giacometti/ 1957.

From 1959, the plaster served as a template for bronze casts made using the lost wax technique. In the foundry, the work was cut through at the knees and coated with yellow-brown sealant and release agent prior to the making of the gelatine mould.

Material
Plaster, partially painted, coated with sealant and release agent
Dimensions
134.7 x 21.4 x 36.5 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 351
Signature
Marked on base, top right: Alberto Giacometti / 1957
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti