Go to the Montparnasse district, where Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) lived and worked in his legendary studio at 46, rue Hippolyte-Maindron from 1926 to 1966. The Giacometti Institute was established nearby, in the wonderful art deco mansion of the artist-decorator Paul Follot (1877-1941).
From the reconstruction of Giacometti’s studio on the ground floor, to Paul Follot’s old preserved studio on the mezzanine floor, which is at the same time minimalist, white and sculptural, where Giacometti sits gently, the Giacometti Institute has been wanted as a museum on a human scale allowing a certain proximity with the works.
It presents permanently an exceptional reconstruction of the studio of Alberto Giacometti, all of whose elements has been preserved by his widow. Among them, plaster and earth works very fragile, some of which have never been shown to the public, his furniture and walls painted by the artist. More than seventy sculptures, mainly in plaster and bronze, including the latest works in earth on which the artist worked just before his death.