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Old 06-23-2007, 09:11 AM
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Re: favoritie sculptures

Originally Posted by evaldart
.. and Giacometi's "Woman with her Throat Cut", are a few.
I got curious as I've never heard of this. This is what Tate Modern says,

"Alberto Giacometti's sculpture Woman with her Throat Cut (1932) is a powerful image of sexual pleasure and violence, despite the abstract nature of the work. The insect-like forms of the 'woman' are inspired by the praying mantis, which is said to devour its mate after copulation. One of the arms ends in a cylindrical weight that, according to the artist, was inspired by the nightmare of not being able to lift an arm to push an attacker away."

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