Alberto Giacometti Research Paper

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Alberto Giacometti was born son of impressionist painter Giovanni Giacometti in the Swiss town of Borgonovo on October 10, 1901. Between the years of 1919 to 1920, Alberto Giacometti studied painting, sculpture and drawing in Geneva. By 1920, after spending time in Venice and Padua, Giacometti went to Florence and Rome, where he encountered rich collections of Egyptian art. The stylized and fixed, yet striding, figures with their steady gazes proved to have a lasting impact on his art. In 1922 he moved to Paris to continue his studies in art. Through the 1920s, Giacometti broke with traditional techniques and began to explore the sculptural possibilities of Surrealism after being inspired by artists such as Joan Miro, Max Ernst and Pablo Picasso.
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