41+ Alberto Giacometti Quotes On Education, Art And World
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- The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
- I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre. I have copied everything in drawing, trying to understand.
- In a burning building I would save a cat before a Rembrandt.
- The human face is as strange to me as a countenance, which, the more one looks at it, the more it closes itself off and escapes by the steps of unknown stairways.
- 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.
- The older I grow, the more I find myself alone.
- Taste for things of the past evolves, doesn't it? What was a masterpiece a hundred years ago is no longer so today.
- 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.
- When one lives with problems of importance, the prostitute is ideal. You pay, and whether or not you fail is of no importance. She doesn't care.
- It was always disappointing to see that what I could really master in terms of form boiled down to so little.
Alberto Giacometti Short Quotes
- In a fire, between a Rembrandt and a cat, I would save the cat.
- I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality... to protect myself.
- If we master a bit of drawing, everything else is possible.
- Whores are the most honest girls. They present the bill right away.
- Failure is my best friend. If I succeeded, it would be like dying. Maybe worse.
- The form is always the measure of the obsession.
Alberto Giacometti Quotes On Art
All the art of the past rises up before me, the art of all ages and all civilizations, everything becomes simultaneous, as if space had replaced time. Memories of works of art blend with affective memories, with my work, with my whole life. — Alberto Giacometti
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 Giacometti
When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it. — Alberto Giacometti
(Art is) the residue of vision. — Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti Quotes On Life
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 Giacometti
The head is what matters. The rest of the body plays the part of antennae making life possible for people and life itself is inside the skull. — Alberto Giacometti
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 Giacometti
Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend the rest of my life in copying a chair. — Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti Quotes On Work
What I am looking for is not happiness. I work solely because it is impossible for me to do anything else. — Alberto Giacometti
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 Giacometti
The more I work, the more I see things differently, that is, everything gains in grandeur every day, becomes more and more unknown, more and more beautiful. The closer I come, the grander it is, the more remote it is. — Alberto Giacometti
That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it. — Alberto Giacometti
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 Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti Famous Quotes And Sayings
If the glass there in front of me astounds me more than all the glasses I've seen in painting, and if I even think that the greatest architectural wonder of the world couldn't affect me more than this glass, it's really not worth while going to the Indies to see some temple or other when I have as much and more right in front of me. — Alberto Giacometti
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. — Alberto Giacometti
I see something, find it marvelous, want to try and do it. Whether it fails or whether it comes off in the end becomes secondary. . . . So long as I've learned something about why. — 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. — Alberto Giacometti
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 Giacometti
The more you fail, the more you succeed. It is only when everything is lost and - instead of giving up - you go on, that you experience the momentary prospect of some slight progress. Suddenly you have the feeling - be it an illusion or not - that something new has opened up. — Alberto Giacometti
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. — Alberto Giacometti
When I make my drawings... the path traced by my pencil on the sheet of paper is, to some extent, analogous to the gesture of a man groping his way in the darkness. — Alberto Giacometti
When I see a head from a great distance, it ceases to be a sphere and becomes an extreme confusion falling down into the abyss. — Alberto Giacometti
If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all. — Alberto Giacometti
It is impossible to do a thing the way I see it because the closer I get the more differently I see. — Alberto Giacometti
The one thing that fills me with enthusiasm is to try, despite everything, to get nearer to those visions that seem so hard to express. — Alberto Giacometti
Life Lessons by Alberto Giacometti
- Alberto Giacometti's work emphasizes the importance of capturing the human figure in its most essential form, emphasizing the beauty of the human form and its unique characteristics.
- Through his sculptures, Giacometti reminds us of the power of simplicity, and how the most basic forms can convey a powerful message.
- Giacometti's work also encourages us to appreciate the beauty of imperfection and to recognize the beauty of the human form in all its forms.
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