Woman of Venice III, 1956
Femme de Venise III

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.

ʻFemme de Venise IIIʼ was created by casting the initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). Subsequently, Giacometti reworked the surface by adding and removing plaster. From 1957, 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 thighs and coated with yellow-brown sealant and release agent prior to the making of the gelatine mould.

Material
Plaster, coated with sealant and release agent
Dimensions
123.2 x 19.0 x 35.2 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 352
Signature
Not signed
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti