XIX - XXth century sculptures

GIACOMETTI Alberto (1901-1966)

Son of Giovanni Giacometti, he followed the surrealist movement group as he moved to Paris and entered Bourdelle's studio. He executed unusual objects as his first scultures in 1925 and later created furnitures and decorative objects for Jean-Michel Frank. He became famous after the war thanks to his hieratic figures built up upside down and out of metal recovered in plaster. He was aiming to reflect the human condition of that time, the fragility, like his friends Sartre and Beckett also attempted to do in their own forms of arts.