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Artists Of The 20th Century: Alberto Giacometti
Artists Of The 20th Century: Alberto Giacometti


 
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Item #:  D2674
Our Price: $19.99
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Running Time: 50 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031267497
ISBN: 0-7697-2674-7


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The son of a painter, Alberto Giacometti was born in 1901 in Italian-speaking Switzerland. At 18, he left school to find himself. Soon after, he announced that he would devote his life to art. Though he is often identified as an Existentialist, Giacometti was initially involved with the Surrealist movement, from which he was formally expelled in the 1930's.

In the mid-1940's, he began a new phase of sculpting in which his statues became stretched out, their limbs elongated. When these unique and startling statues were exhibited in New York in 1948, they immediately became icons of 20th century art. His concept of depicting the emptiness around an object had a revolutionary influence on post-modern art. Also, his reduction of the human form to it's essential elements heralded Minimalism, one of the 20th century's most fruitful movements.

Includes spectacular images of his greatest work.

Titles in the Artists of the 20th Century series include:
D2660 MARC CHAGALL
D2661 PABLO PICASSO
D2662 MAN RAY
D2663 PAUL KLEE
D2664 PIET MONDRIAN
D2665 ANDY WARHOL
D2666 WASSILY KANDINSKY
D2668 JOAN MIRO
D2669 FRANCIS BACON
D2670 HENRI MATISSE
D2671 SALVADOR DALI
D2672 JACKSON POLLOCK
D2673 MARCEL DUCHAMP
D2674 ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

 

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