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Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti PortraitAlberto Giacometti's remarkable career traces the shifting enthusiasms of European art before and after the Second World War.

As a Surrealist in the 1930s, he devised innovative sculptural forms, sometimes reminiscent of toys and games. And as an Existentialist after the war, he led the way in creating a style that summed up the philosophy's interests in perception, alienation and anxiety.

Although his output extends into painting and drawing, the Swiss-born and Paris-based artist is most famous for his sculpture. And he is perhaps best remembered for his figurative work, which helped make the motif of the suffering human figure a popular symbol of post-war trauma.
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