Augusto Giacometti: Poppy on Gray Background, (1932)

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Augusto Giacometti (1877 – 1947), MOHN AUF GRAUEM GRUND,1932, Signed with the artist’s initials lower right; Oil on canvas, 36 x 44 cm, Source: Sotheby’s, Link:

Pioneer of Abstraction

Augusto Giacometti (1877 –1947) was a Swiss artist from Stampa, Graubünden, known predominantly as a painter in the Art Nouveau and Symbolism movements, as well as  for his work in stained glass. He was a proponent of murals and a designer of popular posters. He is cousin of Giovanni Giacometti –  father of Alberto, Diego and Bruno Giacometti – comprising the successful Giacometti dynasty of painters and artisans.

According to Tutt’Art,

The real focus of Augusto Giacometti’s art is his preoccupation with color as a medium for expression and design. His talent for colors is very conspicuous already in his early works, which were still largely Art Nouveau in style. And this master of color was to ultimately become a pioneer of abstraction in art.

His mastery of color is evident in Giacometti’s Poppy on Gray Background (1932).

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Maria Laterza, TuttArt, “Augusto Giacometti”, Nov. 2014, (accessed 3 Dec 2018), (


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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Bright and happy artist and his painting

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    1. Thanks for visiting, pirkkotervo 😎

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  3. Amazing side of him! Beautiful and Instructive! Thank you!

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    1. I appreciate your visit! My pleasure, always. 😎

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