Alberto Giacometti

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Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

"Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to discover in it, transformed and displaced, images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me."

Woman with Her Throat Cut1932Bronze8" x 2'10" x 2'1"• part woman, part crustacean, part insect• it suggests the violent image of a woman raped and murdered

About Giacometti (1901-1966):- Born in Stampa, Switzerland- Attended the School of Fine Arts in Geneva- In 1922, moved to Paris to study Bourdelle, a sculptor and asocciate of Rodin- Experimented with cubism and surrealism

Man Pointing1947Bronze5'10" x 3' 1" x 1' 5 5/8"•figure is so thin and fragile, it seemsas if it's being "swallowed" by itssurroundings

Style of Art• Early works were Surrealist-oriented• Existentialist ideas - emphasizes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves• Scupltures (of the 1940's) were rough-surfaced, thin, and virtually featureless figures• Later sculptures based on the aftermath of world war


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