THE HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM

Permanent Exhibits

Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti (Switzerland, 1901–1966)

Femme Mince sans Bras, 1958

Bronze, 60×8×20cm

Giacometti’s 1948 solo exhibit in New York garnered attention for expressing the bare essence of the human form. Femme Mince sans Bras embodies this characteristic style by the artist. The human body that is so slim and stretched thin as if it has been eaten away by the hollowness that surrounds it, displaying raw, painful imprints by the artist’s tools and fingers, is a powerful expression of modernity.