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Alberto Giacometti
 
The Swiss-born sculptor/painter Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) is best known for his bronzes depicting ghostly and attenuated figures, which made him a key member of the Surrealist movement. Between 1936 and 1940, Giacometti concentrated on the human head, focusing on the model's gaze, followed by a unique artistic phase in which his statues became stretched out, as he attempted to translate the phenomenological experience of looking at someone. His paintings underwent a parallel procedure: the figures appear isolated, emaciated, and are the result of continuous reworking. Giacometti reached worldwide fame at the end of the 1950s and has been the subject to major retrospectives around the world.

See also Daniel Buren & Alberto Giacometti; Georges Didi-Huberman : The Cube and the FaceAround a Sculpture by Alberto Giacometti.
 

 
2010
French edition
JRP|Editions
out of print
A retrospective (available in English edition).

2010
English edition
JRP|Editions
out of print
A retrospective.