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Om Giovanni Giacometti: 85 Masterpieces
Giovanni Giacometti was one of the leading early modernist artists in Switzerland. Giacometti's artistic career was spent almost entirely in Switzerland, painting landscapes and genre scenes. After he visited Giovanni Segantini at Maloggia, the elder artist encouraged him to persevere in his attempts to find an artistic mode of expression, and recommended in particular that Giacometti concentrate on painting the landscape and people of his native region. To the initial influence of Segantini's divisionist technique were later added the loose brushwork and broad application of paint of the Fauves, as well as the particular inspiration of Van Gogh's painting Les Deux Enfants. Giacometti was a remarkable colorist, and the paintings and watercolors he produced throughout his career display a love of sunlight and its effects.