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Alberto Giacometti Quotes

Alberto Giacometti Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Alberto Giacometti
Type:
Sculptor
Nationality:
Swiss
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  • 1
    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. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 2
    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. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 3
    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. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 4
    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. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 5
    I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality... to protect myself. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 6
    I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre. I have copied everything in drawing, trying to understand. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 7
    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! Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 8
    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? Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 9
    If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 10
    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. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 11
    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. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 12
    That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 13
    The older I grow, the more I find myself alone. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 14
    When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti
  • 15
    Whores are the most honest girls. They present the bill right away. Alberto_GiacomettiAlberto Giacometti