Alberto Giacometti lived from 1901 to 1966 and is best known for his elongated, stretched out sculptures of the human form. Giacometti was obsessed with creating his sculptures exactly as he envisioned through his unique view of reality, he often carved until they were as thin as nails and reduced to the size of a pack of cigarettes, much to his consternation. A friend of his once said that if Giacometti decided to sculpt you, "he would make your head look like the blade of a knife." After his marriage his tiny sculptures became larger, but the larger they grew, the thinner they became. Giacometti said that the final result represented the sensation he felt when he looked at a woman.
Giacometti was a key player in the Surrealist Movement, but his work resists easy categorization. Some describe it as formalist, others argue it is expressionist. Also a skilled draftsman, painter and printmaker, examples of Alberto Giacometti's work may be seen above and below.
Pricing on the Sirmos Lamps range from $1,500.00 to $4,000.00 each
Elongated Female Figure. Sculpture by Alberto Giacometti. Painted Bronze