Training and Early Years in Paris


Giacometti leaves Geneva for Stampa in late March 1920. In May, in Venice with his father, he is enchanted by the city and greatly admires Tintoretto’s work. On the journey home, he visits Padua and is deeply moved by Giotto’s frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel. By late November, he is back in Italy for a lengthy study period, and spends three weeks in Florence, where he particularly admires a piece of sculpture in the city’s Egyptian Museum. After Florence, he visits Perugia and Assisi, where he discovers the art of Cimabue.