Alberto Giacometti:
Lithograph "Dessin II (Pacing Man)" in silver framing

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Alberto Giacometti:
Lithograph "Dessin II (Pacing Man)" in silver framing

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Lithograph | Model Frame | Passe-Partout | Format 62 x 81 cm

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Alberto Giacometti: Lithograph "Dessin II (Pacing Man)" in silver framing

Giacometti's "Pacing Man" can also be found on the Swiss 100 Francs banknote.

Lithograph in modell framing 62 x 81 cm.

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The Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) who was born in the Swiss Borgonovo in Stampa (Bergell) is one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

Giacometti concern was to capture reality in all its complexity, the main subject of his work is the existential representation of the people. Already in the 30s he was among the leaders of surrealism, but only after the war his real artistic legacy was created. Drawing of people in the streets inspired him to his tall, thin sculptures on - distant, almost disembodied acting figures that express both distance and proximity.

Today, Giacometti works are acclaimed highlights of all major collections and museums around the world. His large bronzes barely under 2-digit millions are estimated at auctions. Today, his "walking man" adorns the Swiss 100 franc note.

The field of graphic arts, that includes artistic representations, which are reproduced by various printing techniques.

Printmaking techniques include woodcuts, copperplate engraving, etching, lithography, serigraphy.

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Woodcut
Copperplate engraving
Etching
Lithography
Serigraphy (Silk-screen printing)

A trend in contemporary arts that developed in Europe and America. In connection with psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud it searches the actual truth in the subconscious. Surrealism exploits dreams and ecstatic experiences, as well as hypnotic states, as a source of artistic inspiration.

Famous artists and sculptors in this trend are: Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, René Magritte.