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Alberto Giacometti



Giacometti, photograph by Yousuf Karsh, 1965


 

Alberto Giacometti

(b Borgonovo, nr Stampa, 10 Oct 1901; d Chur, 11 Jan 1966). Sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker, son of Giovanni Giacometti.

He began drawing around 1910–12, followed by painting and sculpting in 1913–15. While at secondary school in Schiers, near Chur (1914–19), he developed his drawing style primarily through portraiture. In 1919–20 in Geneva he studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and sculpture at the Ecole des Arts et Métiers but was more impressed by subsequent visits to Italy (1920–21), where he worked without formal instruction. In sculpture he worked in an academic mode, while in painting he emulated his father’s Post-Impressionist and Fauvist style, which he thoroughly mastered by late 1921, as in Self-portrait (Zurich, Ksthaus). Consequently in January 1922 he began studying sculpture in Paris under Emile-Antoine Bourdelle at the Académie de la Grande Chaumičre, where he continued intermittently for five years. In 1925 he ceased drawing and painting to concentrate on sculpture, and his brother Diego Giacometti joined him in Paris. In 1927 they moved into the studio at 46, Rue Hippolyte-Maindron in Montparnasse, where Alberto worked for the rest of his life, with annual visits to his family in Switzerland.

 


 


The Cage


 

Objet desagreable a jeter
1932


 

Cat
1954



 

 Femme de Venise IV
1956


 

Figures


 

Figures


 

Striding Man
1960


 

Walking Man II
1960


 

Stehende III
1962


 

Bust of Diego


 

Standing Woman
1953


 

Suspended Ball
1931


 

Disagreeable Object (To Be Disposed of)
1931


 

Woman with Her Throat Cut
1932


 

Woman with Her Throat Cut
1932


 

Annette IV
1962


 

Buste de Diego : New York II


 

Four Figurines on a Base
1950



 


Standing Woman
1958-9


Standing Woman
1958-9


Standing Woman



 

The Surrealist Table


 

Lotar III
1965


 

Standing Woman


 

Spoon Woman
1926


 

Woman Walking
1932


 

Nose
1947


 

City Square
1948


 

Standing Woman ("Leoni")
1947


 

Woman of Venice
1956


 

Standing Woman
1947


 

Three Men Walking II
1949


 

The Couple
1926


 

Woman
1928


 

Gazing Head
1928


 

The Palace at 4 AM
1933


 

Head-Skull
1933



 

 Head-Skull
1933


 

Head-Skull


 

Hands Holding the Void (Invisible Object)
1934


 

Man Pointing
1947


 

Standing Woman
1948


 

The Chariot
1950


 

Dog
1951


 

Monumental Head
1960


 

Tall Figure, III
1960


 

Standing Woman


 

Tall Figure


 

Bust


 

Composition


 

Composition (Man and Woman)
1927


 

Composition


 

Composition


 

Woman


 

Head


 


Head


Head



 

Bust
 
 

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