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Alberto Giacometti

Borgonovo, Switzerland) – January 11, 1966, (Coira, Switzerland).

Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker, most famous for his sculptures. As a Surrealist in the 1930s, he devised innovative sculptural forms, sometimes reminiscent of toys and games. 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. He is best remembered for his figurative work, which helped make the motif of the suffering human figure a popular symbol of post-war trauma. Giacometti was imagined through his hands, rough and calloused, living trophies that developped by molding his sculptures. 

Works: Gazing Head, Suspended Ball, City Square.

Periods: Surrealism, Expressionism, Modern art.