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Alberto Giacometti (1901 - 1966)

The son of a painter, Alberto Giacometti follows his father's postimpressionist aesthetic in his early works before moving to Paris in 1922 where he discovers the avant-garde movement and the sculpture technique influenced by African, Antic and Oceanic art. From 1931 to 1935, the Swiss sculptor belongs to the Surrealist group to which he is introduced to by Jean Cocteau as well as the Noailles couple and he imagines violent and poetic pieces. From the 1940s, assisted by his brother, Diego, he concentrates on a new aesthetic that develops the now iconic slender figures, such as L'Homme qui Marche and L'Homme qui Chavire, of his bronze production that highlights figurative art at a time when abstraction dominates. Although he is, from the 1950s, a renowned and rich artist, Albert Giacometti privileges an ascetic existence that fuels his creativity but also ruins his health. Aiming to reveal reality in his work, the sculptor best defined his principles when speaking about André Derain who much influenced him: 'He only wanted to fix a little the appearance of things, the wonderful, attractive and mysterious appearance of everything that surrounded him'.

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Alberto Giacometti by Douglas Glass in his workshop, 1956/58
Alberto Giacometti by Douglas Glass in his workshop, 1956/58
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb in his workshop, 1949
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb in his workshop, 1949
Alberto Giacometti by Irving Penn, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Irving Penn, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Rene Burri, Paris, 1960
Alberto Giacometti by Rene Burri, Paris, 1960
Alberto Giacometti by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961
Alberto Giacometti by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961
Alberto Giacometti by Jean Mounicq, Paris, 1961
Alberto Giacometti by Jean Mounicq, Paris, 1961
Alberto Giacometti by Christer Strömholm, Paris, 1961
Alberto Giacometti by Christer Strömholm, Paris, 1961
Alberto Giacometti by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961
Alberto Giacometti by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961
Alberto Giacometti by Arnold Newman, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Arnold Newman, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Arnold Newman, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Arnold Newman, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Douglas Glass in his workshop, 1956/58
Alberto Giacometti by Douglas Glass in his workshop, 1956/58
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb in his workshop, 1957
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb in his workshop, 1957
Alberto Giacometti by Brassaï, 1948
Alberto Giacometti by Brassaï, 1948
Alberto Giacometti by Brassaï, 1948
Alberto Giacometti by Brassaï, 1948
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Ottilia, Bruno, Alberto and Diego, Stampa, 1910
Ottilia, Bruno, Alberto and Diego, Stampa, 1910
Alberto Giacometti by Yousuf Karsh, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Yousuf Karsh, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto and Anette Giacometti in Café Express in Paris, december 1957
Alberto and Anette Giacometti in Café Express in Paris, december 1957
Alberto Giacometti's Strollers by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti's Strollers by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Richard Avedon, 1958
Alberto Giacometti by Richard Avedon, 1958
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks, 1951
Alberto and Anette Giacometti by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1946
Alberto and Anette Giacometti by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1946
Alberto Giacometti by Alexander Liberman in his workshop, 1955
Alberto Giacometti by Alexander Liberman in his workshop, 1955
Alberto and Annette Giacometti by Alexander Liberman, 1950
Alberto and Annette Giacometti by Alexander Liberman, 1950
Alberto Giacometti, Diego Giacometti and Annette Arm by Alexander Liberman, 1950s
Alberto Giacometti, Diego Giacometti and Annette Arm by Alexander Liberman, 1950s
Alberto Giacometti by Alexander Liberman in his workshop, 1950s
Alberto Giacometti by Alexander Liberman in his workshop, 1950s
Alberto with his sister Ottilia Giacometti,1923/24
Alberto with his sister Ottilia Giacometti,1923/24
Alberto Giacometti by Robert Doisneau in his workshop, 1950s
Alberto Giacometti by Robert Doisneau in his workshop, 1950s
Alberto Giacometti by Sabine Weiss, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Sabine Weiss, 1954
Alberto and Annette Giacometti by Alexander Liberman, 1950
Alberto and Annette Giacometti by Alexander Liberman, 1950
Alberto Giacometti by Alexander Liberman in his workshop, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Alexander Liberman in his workshop, 1951
Alberto Giacometti by Franco Cianetti, 1950s
Alberto Giacometti by Franco Cianetti, 1950s
Alberto Giacometti by Sabine Weiss, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Sabine Weiss, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Jacques-André Boiffard, 1931
Alberto Giacometti by Jacques-André Boiffard, 1931
Alberto and Annette Giacometti by Paola Salvioni Martini, 1963
Alberto and Annette Giacometti by Paola Salvioni Martini, 1963
Alberto Giacometti and Rodin’s Model Carmen by Marion Walton, 1920s
Alberto Giacometti and Rodin’s Model Carmen by Marion Walton, 1920s
Alberto Giacometti by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1960s
Alberto Giacometti by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1960s
Alberto Giacometti by Jean-Régis Roustan, 1961
Alberto Giacometti by Jean-Régis Roustan, 1961
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb in his workshop, 1950
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb in his workshop, 1950
Alberto Giacometti by Sabine Weiss, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Sabine Weiss, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Brassaï, 1948
Alberto Giacometti by Brassaï, 1948
Alberto Giacometti by Brassaï, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Brassaï, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Rene Burri, Paris, 1960
Alberto Giacometti by Rene Burri, Paris, 1960
Alberto Giacometti by Robert Doisneau in his workshop, 1957
Alberto Giacometti by Robert Doisneau in his workshop, 1957
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1960
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1960
Alberto Giacometti by Michel Sima, Paris, 1953
Alberto Giacometti by Michel Sima, Paris, 1953
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1960s
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1960s
Alberto Giacometti next to the sculpture La Grande Tête by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1958
Alberto Giacometti next to the sculpture La Grande Tête by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1958
Alberto Giacometti by Bill Brand, 1963
Alberto Giacometti by Bill Brand, 1963
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, 1954
Alberto Giacometti framing his graffiti by Inge Morath, 1958
Alberto Giacometti framing his graffiti by Inge Morath, 1958
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1960s
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1960s
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1960
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1960
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti's studio by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti's studio by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto  Giacometti in his Paris studio by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti in his Paris studio by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1960
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1960
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti with Jacques Dupin by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti with Jacques Dupin by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris, 1965
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb in his workshop, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb in his workshop, 1954
Alberto Giacometti's workshop by Denise Colomb in his workshop, 1954
Alberto Giacometti's workshop by Denise Colomb in his workshop, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb, 1949
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb, 1949
Giacometti working on the bust of Jacques Dupin by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris,1965
Giacometti working on the bust of Jacques Dupin by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris,1965
Alberto and Annette Giacometti in the studio in Stampa by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris,1965
Alberto and Annette Giacometti in the studio in Stampa by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris,1965
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb, 1954
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb, 1949
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb, 1949
Alberto and Annette Giacometti in the studio in Stampa by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris,1965
Alberto and Annette Giacometti in the studio in Stampa by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris,1965
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris,1960
Alberto Giacometti by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris,1960
Alberto Giacometti  in the studio by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris,1965
Alberto Giacometti in the studio by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris,1965
Alberto Giacometti by Thérèse Le Prat, 1960
Alberto Giacometti by Thérèse Le Prat, 1960
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb, 1949
Alberto Giacometti by Denise Colomb, 1949
Alberto  Giacometti working on the plaster sculpture for L'homme qui marche by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris,1958
Alberto Giacometti working on the plaster sculpture for L'homme qui marche by Ernst Scheidegger, Paris,1958
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