Some 60 paintings, drawings and sculptures by Giovanni and Alberto Giacometti show Ottilia as a child, adolescent and young woman. The last section of the exhibition looks at the portraits of her son Silvio created by Alberto between 1943 and 1945: for Alberto, Ottilia’s memory lived on in his nephew, of whom he was extremely fond.
Almost 30 years on from the ‘La mamma a Stampa’ exhibition on Annetta at the Kunsthaus Zürich, a series of pictures and un-published documents illustrate the strong bonds between the Giacomettis, and reveal the intimacy of family life.
Curator: Casimiro Di Crescenzo
Supported by the Hulda and Gustav Zumsteg Foundation, the Ars Rhenia Foundation and Annette Bühler.
Giovanni Giacometti, Ottilia, 1913, Private collection, Switzerland