Friday, July 25, 2014

Lecture for 7/25: Giacometti (Part 3)

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  1. Alberto Giacometti born 1901- 1966 created a piece called "The Palace at 4 a.m." in 1932. This consisted of wood, glass, wire, and string and was considered one of his many caged sculptures.
    Alright, this might take us a little off topic but when I first saw "The palace at 4 a.m." I immediately pictured it being a scene that I might have dreamed of as a little girl. If you follow astrological signs, My birthday is January 17, 1991 so that makes me Capricorn, One would ask why would a little girl would dream of something like this, but Capricorns are known to be very mature at a young age. I was dreaming of relationship heartache before I even understood what it looked like and what it actually meant. By the age of 13 I was calling myself a pessimistic optimistic hopeless romantic. Also, as an adult I became a big "Game of Thrones Fan". To me, Giacometti's "The Palace at 4 a.m." symbolizes a princess or a queen waiting for her lovers return, maybe a prince, a king or a knight to come to her lonely waiting aide and the dragon made it that much more magical. This work was like an old magical love story. Even though its construction apears to be very fragile, I can tell that this had to come from a lovers past.