[ jah-kuh-met-ee; Italian jah-kaw-met-tee ]

  1. Al·ber·to [al-bair-toh; Italian ahl-ber-taw], /ælˈbɛər toʊ; Italian ɑlˈbɛr tɔ/, 1901–66, Swiss sculptor and painter.

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How to use Giacometti in a sentence

  • The tortured nature of Giacometti’s quest for excellence, as captured in a new traveling exhibit of his post-war work, may prompt visitors to feel an unexpected sense of kinship with one of the most renowned artists of the 20th century.

    The Memo: Perils of perfectionism | Anne Quito | June 22, 2022 | Quartz
  • In Giacometti’s struggles with sculpture, there may lie answers about how to get past perfectionism and arrive at the conclusion of any given work, thereby creating the space to make something new.

British Dictionary definitions for Giacometti


/ (Italian dʒakoˈmetti) /

  1. Alberto (alˈbɛrto). 1901–66, Swiss sculptor and painter, noted particularly for his long skeletal statues of isolated figures

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