Alberto Giacometti
French writing exercise

Alberto Giacometti

Jean-Louis and Samuel discuss the famous Swiss artist.

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"to ring a bell", "to be familiar with [something]", "one's work/body of work (artist)", "the extent of", "the versatility", "to exhibit (museum)", "prominent", "a piece (of art)", "an artistic stage (phase)", "Cubism/Surrealism", "to have the knack for [doing]", "to make [something] sound [adj.]", "to look [someone] up".

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- Have you heard of the great artist Alberto Giacometti? - His name rings a bell, but I'm not really familiar with his work. - Although I knew that he was a famous sculptor from the 20th century, I had no idea of the extent of his influence and the versatility of his body of work until Maria and I visited the town of Chur in Switzerland, where Giacometti passed away in 1966. Its art museum exhibits several prominent pieces from each of his artistic stages. He was particularly influenced by artistic styles such as Cubism and Surrealism, which really shows in his often fascinating creations. - You have the knack for making everything sound so interesting! I'm absolutely going to look him up - You won't regret it, trust me!

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