Alberto Giacometti is well recorded for his long and slender bronze sculptures. From the 1950s, however, he also devoted himself to painting, which, with his figurative compositions, became equal to sculpture from 1957. Human beings in his relation to space is an essential theme in Giacometti's oeuvre, which he also took up in his typical cobweb-like drawing style.
The sheet is mounted on cardboard to the upper margin. It is in very good condition, showing a minor discoloration of the paper. The frame is only minimally worn.
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
Alberto Giacometti was born in Borgonovo in 1901 as a son of the artist Giovanni Giacometti. He is considered one of the major 20th century sculptors. After having studied for a short period of time in Geneva and Italy, he eventually moved to Paris to study sculpture under Bourdelle from 1922-1925. During that time, his art was influenced by impressionist and post-impressionist elements of style. This was followed by an experimental period starting in 1925. From 1930-1935 he was associated with the surrealist movement. Then he began to develop his unique style, creating emaciated and elongated figures captured in space. These isolated figures feature a mental link to existentialism, which originated from his friendship to the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980). Beginning in the 1950s he created mainly graphic works and paintings. (cko)