1901-1966 Swiss painter and sculptor. His father, Giovanni (1868-1933) is itself a post-Impressionist painter Augusto Giacometti and his uncle. With his brother Diego, future sculptor and decorator, it enjoys a favorable introduction to the arts family environment (also at thirteen he carves his first bust from nature).
After a brief stint in 1919 at the School of Arts and Crafts in Geneva, where he was introduced to sculpture ? and former art he copies in his notebooks ? , he attends Paris workshop Bourdelle the Great Thatched Cottage ( 1922-1925 ) . Leaving quickly made "realistic" , he produced some works which testify to his knowledge of Cubism and Laurens at the same time that his interest in African and Cycladic Art ( Torso , 1925 Woman- spoon , 1926 Couple, 1926) . But he abandoned compact volumes to work recessed forms that tend to a symbolic representation of the pattern ( Woman lying dreaming , 1929). After meeting with Breton and Aragon, it approaches surrealism which it makes an essential contribution : until 1935 , his sculptures -objects offer organic forms strong sexual connotations ( Cage, 1932) and dreamlike devices including a fictitious movement or potential ( suspended Ball , 1930-1931 , Hand made, 1932). Pointe à l'Oeil (1931) appears with a particularly insidious cruelty she is caught in a mysterious coldness, and slaughtered Woman (1932) , insect whose joints are like waves frozen in the Within a scream hampered appears as a masterpiece not only because of its formal invention, but more profoundly by the horror and helplessness that communicates to the viewer that overlooks .
The school collector notebook illustration by Alberto GiacomettiSize 17 x 22 cm56 sheets (80 g) light blue linesIllustrated cover - (250 g) with two front and back pieces of the artist Alberto Giacometti