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Alberto Giacometti

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  1. Alberto Giacometti Swiss sculptor, painter, printmaker 1901-1966

  2. Swiss sculptor, painter, printmaker

  3. Characteristics…. • unique statues…stretched out, elongated limbs • He often carved until they were as thin as nails and reduced to the size of a deck of cards (aka…small) • "he would make your head look like the blade of a knife." • tiny sculptures became larger, but the larger they grew, the thinner they became.

  4. Piazza Each man the size of a deck of cards

  5. Walking man I • Life size bronze sculpture (6 feet tall) • Highest ever paid for work of art at auction (higher than Picasso and Van Gogh) • $104.3 million

  6. Requirements: Giacometti style (elongated limbs) Form: interesting from all sides Movement: create an active pose Finished: create a faux bronze individual: about 12 inches Group: about life size

  7. NO YES! Think angles Curve the back NO!

  8. dancing

  9. yoga sports