Alberto Giacometti short quotes

When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it. ---->>>

I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality... to protect myself. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend the rest of my life in copying a chair. ---->>>

It is impossible to do a thing the way I see it because the closer I get the more differently I see. ---->>>

If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all. ---->>>

Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to discover in it, transformed and displaced, images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me. ---->>>

It was always disappointing to see that what I could really master in terms of form boiled down to so little. ---->>>

That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it. ---->>>

The older I grow, the more I find myself alone. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre. I have copied everything in drawing, trying to understand. ---->>>

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Alberto Giacometti profile (alberto-giacometti.jpg)
Nationality: Swiss
Born: October 10, 1901
Birthplace: Borgonovo, Stampa, Graub√ľnden, Switzerland
Die: 01-11, 1966
Occupation: Sculptor