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Wire Sculpture with Alberto Giacometti

Watch the video and write down what have learned about Alberto Giacometti and his sculptures. Use elements and principles of art to describe what you see. If you don't remember the elements and principles of art, please go back to the "sketchbook" unit and watch the video.

Following Word War II, Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti became renowned for tall, gaunt figurative sculpture that were extremely expressive in their simplicity. Some viewers see the figures as isolated and alone- and interpretation of the state of modern mankind following the horrors of war and Holocaust. The sculpture depict the strength in the frailty of the figure as if they are determinedly standing against adversity.


Giacometti himself once said that he was not sculpting human figures, rather, " the shadow that they cast."    



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