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His purpose was to express the totality of life and find the real through externalexperiences He was celebrated for his elongated figures that followed his break from thesurrealists But who was Alberto GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti was born in 1901 in the Italian speaking town BorgonovaSwitzerland Being the son of Giovanni Giacometti an impressionist painter he was encouragedin art at an early age Giacometti had great confidence in his drafting ability at the age of 10 andat 14 he began sculpting When he turned twenty he moved to Paris to continue his studies butBack home Alberto Giacometti studied with the famous sculpture Bourdelle With him hedrew and sculpted with models Though in 1925 he gave up working with live models and in afew years he had begun to achieved a measure of fame In the late 20s Giacometti was invited by Andre Breton to join the Surrealists Surrealismis an artistic and literary movement that explored and celebrated the realm of dreams and theunconscious mind through the creation of motion pictures poetry and in this case visual artMany surrealists rejected the artistic conventions of the past while seeking to preserve their besttraditions They sought to demonstrate as Breton said that no limits can be set to humanLike the most of the surrealists of his time Giacomettis art was guided by the aim ofrevolutionizing art and perception He used surrealist techniques that tapped into his unconsciousmind Giacometti began using objects as representations of more abstract concepts Many of hisworks involve a figure or dismembered appendage trapped or precariously hangingIn 1932 Alberto Giacometti left the surrealist group for a brief period of time because ofhis interests in the mysteries of the human figure This act put him at odds with the surrealists andhe became wary of any kind of socially organizing principles in politics or art The years thatfollowed between 1930 and 1940 are considered to be his years of crisis In 1933 Giacomettis random way of putting together volumes
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