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Title: The ARTIST - Albert Giacometti (pronounced "jocko-metty")

The ARTIST- Albert Giacometti (pronounced
"jocko-metty") http//
Alberto Giacometti Sculptor
Size and Relationship
Man Striding
Three Men Walking Pt. 2
  • Tall Figure1949Painted bronzeMuseum of
    Modern Art, NY

  • Alberto Giacometti
  • Swiss, 1901-1966
  • Two Figurines (Deux figurines sur socles), ca.
    1945 Gilded bronze, 1 7/16 x 7/16 x 7/16 in. (3.7
    x 1.1 x 1.1 cm.)Raymond and Patsy Nasher
    Collection, Dallas, Texas1985.A.25.01-02

  • Alberto Giacometti (
  • was born October 10, 1901 in an Italian-speaking
    part of Switzerland. He came from an artistic
    background. His father was a well known painter
    from the Post-Impressionist period.
  • Alberto was the oldest of four children. He was
    especially close to his younger brother, Diego.
    From the age of 14, he made many portrait busts
    using Diego as his model - a bust is a sculpture
    of a person's head and shoulders.
  • He was a Swiss painter, draftsman, printmaker,
    and sculptor. I think I like his Surrealistic
    sculptures the best. He is famous for his
    elongated human forms which depict the way a
    person sits in a car, the way a man crosses the
    street, the way a cafe table looks.
  • During and after the time of WW2, he saidI
    could not understand it. All my statues ended up
    one centimeter high. One more touch and hop! the
    statue vanishes. Though, some inferred that his
    sensitivity to the nature of human existence was
    intensified by the horror of the war.
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