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This week we shared works by artists inspired by Alberto Giacometti. Want to participate? Share your original artwork with #GiacomettiInspired by August 3 for the chance to have your work featured!

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Today’s artist is José Lourenço (@joselourenco)—“#Giacometti’s obsession with the human figure and the expressivity of the line to build shapes and volumes took me on this creative voyage.” Medium: Stop motion animation. #Guggenheim


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Happy birthday to artist Alexander Calder born on this date in 1898. Around 1946, Calder was asked to create a “central object” for what would eventually become Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Guggenheim Museum. When asked to make it out of gold, he replied “OK, and we’ll paint it black.” While the commission never came to fruition, Calder later made “The Spiral,” a motorized standing mobile with a spiraling top element made of industrial brass, which was exhibited at the Guggenheim in 1967. The work’s alternate title was “No! to Frank Lloyd Wright.” #Guggenheim
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Image: “The Spiral,” (1966), at the opening for “Guggenheim International Exhibition: Sculpture from Twenty Nations,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, (1967)
Photo: Ugo Mulas. ©️ 2018 @calderfoundation, New York / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York; ©️ Ugo Mulas Heirs
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This week we’ll be sharing works by artists inspired by Alberto Giacometti! Follow along and share your original artwork with #GiacomettiInspired by August 3 for the chance to have your work featured.
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Today’s artist is Caryn Cast (@CarynCast)—“Three things that inspire me about #Giacometti’s work are his eyes, poses and the shapes of his figures. The expression he captures in the eyes and seated poses for his subjects, such as in his painting ‘Caroline’ (1965), were two elements I tried to capture with my pastels portrait of Daisy, a sassy character I drew from found photographs. I drew her in a pose as if she were sitting for me. As the painting developed, a large yellow puffy coat emerged, as a nod to the way Giacometti creates his sculptures, often with a tiny head and big, lumpy body such as in his work, ‘Bust of a Man with Sweater’ (ca. 1953).” Title: "Daisy Buckles,” 94 years old, drinks a martini every day at 4pm and bakes homemade banana bread twice a week––the best in Brooklyn.

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Medium: soft pastels on watercolor paper
Swipe left to view Giacometti's works which Caryn drew inspiration from: “Bust of a Man with Sweater” (ca. 1953); “Caroline” (1965)
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This week we’ll be sharing works by artists inspired by Alberto Giacometti! Follow along and share your original artwork with #GiacomettiInspired by August 3 for the chance to have your work featured.
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Today’s artist is stop motion animator Samuel Shumay (@yungshum)—“I made the connection that #Giacometti's sculptures bear a resemblance to stop motion armatures which I use often in my work. For this work I used insulation foam, wire, aluminum foil, and cat litter for texture! I shot a simple walk cycle, with the idea that I could create a version of Giacometti's sculpture 'Walking Man I' (1960) that actually walks." Medium: insulation foam, wire, aluminum foil, cat litter
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“The Guggenheim Museum exemplifies modern wonder in art and architecture. The rotunda is by far the most impactful feature. It always stuns me. A wonderful example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovation.”—Gugg visitor @barweezy #FrankLloydWrightFridays

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📷 @barweezy
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This week we’ll be sharing works by artists inspired by Alberto Giacometti! Follow along and share your original artwork with #GiacomettiInspired by August 3 for the chance to have your work featured.
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Today’s artist is Davi Leventhal (@DaviLeventhal)—“Being surrounded by #Giacometti's works led me to wonder how he saw the world." Medium: Brush with sumi ink on watercolor paper and pen
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"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see"—#EdgarDegas born on this day in 1834. Like many Impressionist artists, Degas cast his gaze upon Paris’s electrifying society of spectacle, painting scenes of the café-concert, the opera, and the races. He also looked to those living on the fringes of this world: alienated people drinking absinthe, laundresses, milliners, and prostitutes. Perhaps, most recognizable are his ballerinas, seen in dance classes, at rest, rehearsing, and performing. His 1903 pastel and charcoal drawing "Dancers in Green and Yellow," is currently on view in our Thannhauser Gallery. Learn more at guggenheim.org/collection. #GuggenheimCollection #Guggenheim #Degas


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Wong Ping’s (@nowhynowhy) work “Dear, can I give you a hand?” (2018), driven by his dark and risqué sense of humor, addresses the tension between an aging population and the relentless pace of the digital economy. In this video he discusses the origins of the work, based on a chance observation of an elderly man in Hong Kong, and describes it as a “diary of my 80-year-old self.” See his work on view in #OneHandClapping and learn more at guggenheim.org/onehandclapping.
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This week we’ll be sharing works by artists inspired by Alberto Giacometti! Follow along and share your original artwork with #GiacomettiInspired by August 3 for the chance to have your work featured.

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Today’s artist is Kathy Drasher (@kathydrasher)—“Strolling through #Giacometti in the Guggenheim’s quarter-mile spiral, I really felt the way Alberto Giacometti used space and abstract forms, and that very much inspired me." Medium: Watercolor on paper
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This week we’ll be sharing works by artists inspired by Alberto Giacometti! Follow along and share your original artwork with #GiacomettiInspired by August 3 for the chance to have your work featured.

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Today’s artist is Camilla Emanuel Mørk (@hello.sketch)—“The #Giacometti exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum is a perfect example of art and architecture joining forces. The playfulness of Alberto Giacometti’s sculptures is a very special thing to witness in the museum’s interior space. Giacometti’s slim figures almost seems like curious guests at the museum.” Medium: Black pen and watercolor on acid-free paper #Guggenheim


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This week we’ll be sharing works by artists inspired by Alberto Giacometti! Follow along and share your original artwork with #GiacomettiInspired by August 3 for the chance to have your work featured.

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Today’s artist is Sol Cotti (@solcotti)—“Many of Alberto #Giacometti’s sculptures symbolize a human being’s isolation and loneliness but they find refuge in the Guggenheim, the temple of the spirit. Because of that, I was inspired to show in my illustration 'Walking Man I' (1960), 'The Nose' (1949), and 'Dog' (1951), reflected larger-than-life, while the rest of the elements are minimalistic.” Medium: graphite, watercolor and ink
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Bonne fête nationale à la France! 🇫🇷 Celebrate #BastilleDay with French artist Robert Delaunay's "Eiffel Tower with Trees" (summer 1910), from our collection and on view in our Thannhauser Gallery. Learn more about the artist at guggenheim.org/collection.
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#Guggenheim #GuggenheimCollection #RobertDelaunay


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