Alberto Giacometti (, US: /-/, Italian: [alˈbɛrto dʒakoˈmetti]; 10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. Beginning in 1922, he lived and worked mainly in Paris but regularly visited his hometown Borgonovoto see his family and work on his art.
Alberto Giacometti (, , Italian: [alˈbɛrto dʒakoˈmetti]; 10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. Beginning in 1922, he lived and worked mainly in Paris but regularly visited his hometown Borgonovoto see his relations and work on his art.
Giacometti was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. His work was particularly influenced by artistic styles such as Cubism and Surrealism. Philosophical questions more or less the human condition, as without difficulty as existential and phenomenological debates played a significant role in his work. Around 1935 he gave up on his Surrealist influences in order to pursue a more deepened analysis of symbolic compositions. Giacometti wrote texts for periodicals and exhibition catalogues and recorded his thoughts and memories in notebooks and diaries. His valuable nature led to self-doubt not quite his own exploit and his self-perceived inability to do justice to his own artistic vision. His insecurities still remained a powerful motivating artistic force throughout his entire life.
Between 1938 and 1944 Giacometti’s sculptures had a maximum pinnacle of seven centimeters (2.75 inches). Their small size reflected the actual set against between the artist’s twist and his model. In this context he self-critically stated: “But wanting to create from memory what I had seen, to my distress the sculptures became smaller and smaller”. After World War II, Giacometti created his most well-known sculptures: his extremely high and thin figurines. These sculptures were subject to his individual viewing experience—between an imaginary yet real, a tangible yet inaccessible space.
In Giacometti’s gather together body of work, his painting constitutes unaccompanied a little part. After 1957, however, his figurative paintings were equally as present as his sculptures. His vis-Ð°-vis monochromatic paintings of his late work realize not concentrate on to any other artistic styles of modernity.