Alberto Giacometti

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Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what I see and my success will always be less than my failure or perhaps equal to the failure.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:56]
All the sculptures of today, like those of the past, will end one day in pieces... So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:02]
I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality... to protect myself.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:33]
I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre. I have copied everything in drawing, trying to understand.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:43]
I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray. But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another, and what has remained is gray, gray, gray!More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:49]
If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:55]
In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:01]
In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working, and I don't think about it now. Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:14]
It is impossible to do a thing the way I see it because the closer I get the more differently I see.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:18]
It was always disappointing to see that what I could really master in terms of form boiled down to so little.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:24]
Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend the rest of my life in copying a chair.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:35]
That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:41]
The older I grow, the more I find myself alone.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:47]
Whores are the most honest girls. They present the bill right away.More Alberto Giacometti [08/18/2011 10:08:58]
All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what I see and my success will always be less than my failure or perhaps equal to the failure.More Alberto Giacometti [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All the sculptures of today, like those of the past, will end one day in pieces... So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.More Alberto Giacometti [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won't know what it is until I succeed in doing it.More Alberto Giacometti [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At first, one sees the person who is modelling; but little by little, all of the possible sculptures that could be made come between artist and model.More Alberto Giacometti [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't know if I work in order to do something, or in order to know why I can't do what I want to do.More Alberto Giacometti [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality... to protect myself.More Alberto Giacometti [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre. I have copied everything in drawing, trying to understand.More Alberto Giacometti [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray. But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another, and what has remained is gray, gray, gray!More Alberto Giacometti [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I see everything in gray, and in gray all the colors which I experience and which I would like to reproduce, then why should I use any other color?More Alberto Giacometti [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all.More Alberto Giacometti [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't know who I am or who I was. I know it less than ever. I do and I don't identify myself with myself. Everything is totally contradictory, but maybe I have remained exactly as I was as a small boy of twelve.More Alberto Giacometti [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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