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 (jä-kə-mĕt′ē, -kō-mĕt′tē), Alberto 1901-1966.
Swiss sculptor, painter, and surrealist who is best known for his elongated sculptures of human figures, such as Walking Man (1960).
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(Italian dʒakoˈmetti)
(Biography) Alberto (alˈbɛrto). 1901–66, Swiss sculptor and painter, noted particularly for his long skeletal statues of isolated figures
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(ˌdʒɑ kəˈmɛt i)

Alberto, 1901–66, Swiss artist.
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Noun1.Giacometti - Swiss sculptor and painter known for his bronze sculptures of elongated figures (1901-1966)
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One of them, whom I by no means thought the best, has given us a play, known to all the world, which I am almost ready to think with Zola is the greatest play of modern times; or if it is not so, I should be puzzled to name the modern drama that surpasses "La Morte Civile" of Paolo Giacometti. I learned to know all the dramatists pretty well, in the whole range of their work, on the stage and in the closet, and I learned to know still better, and to love supremely, the fine, amiable genius whom, as one of them said, they did not so much imitate as learn from to imitate nature.
The current highest price statue is called "Pointing Man" that sold for $141,000,000.00 by the late artist Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966 The "Pointing Man" or "L'homme au doigt," is a life sized sculpture of a thin man in typical Giacometti style that was created by the Swiss artist in just one night, between midnight and nine the next morning.
Currently in US theaters, 'Final Portrait' centers on real-life figures, starring Geoffrey Rush (as temperamental Italian painter Alberto Giacometti) and Armie Hammer (as American author James Lord).
Hangaram Design Museum of Seoul Arts Center presents Korea's first major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti until April 15.
Fausto will travel to Lecce in southern Italy in May alongside fellow chefs Giulia Luongo, Emilio Giacometti and Tony Macera, of Hamilton restaurant De Vito's.
Its proportions, emphasizing height over width, evoke Alberto Giacometti's work, but its posture lacks Giacometti's typical stiffness.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO - 13 August 2017: Two lost drawings of one of the 20th century's greatest artists Alberto Giacometti were found under a pile of dusty antiques, paintings and papers on Wednesday, August 9, at Eila Grahame auction, London.
Giacometti's reputation as one of the 20th century's greatest and most celebrated artists is unassailable.
In a companion to an exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts from April to August 2016, art critics and scholars look at Giacometti's painting and sculpture 50 years after his death.