The original work is dated 1911. The artist represents his wife Annetta and their four children, in the garden of their house. . Background of the...
Swiss painter born in 1868, first of the dynasty of artists with the name Giacometti, he was father of the famous sculptor, painter and engraver Alberto Giacometti.
At the beginning of his career as a painter he had to overcome difficult moments, also because of the economic difficulties of his family.
He began to paint "en plein air", being able to use his studio only at 38 years of age.
Although he took part in Fauvism and Impressionism, he did not let himself be influenced by them and instead appropriated the important innovations of Swiss modernity.
He can be called a painter of light. He said in fact: "The vision of light was my childhood dream" and again: "The struggle for light is the engine of my work".
His colourful paintings reveal an extremely luminous language of colour.