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Alberto Giacometti began as a Surrealist in the 1930s, when he primarily made sculptures that were often described as child-like or toy-like. He was also interested in Freudian psychology and his worked involved ideas like sexuality and trauma. He also was one of the first to create physically interactive works.

City Square, 1948

After the Second World War, he was influenced by the newfound interest in anxiety and isolation, and his work turned more Existentialist.He is best-known for popularizing a suffering human as a symbol of the lasting horrors of war.

Suspended Bal, 1931

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