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Alberto Giacometti
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti
born Alberto Giacometti - Switzerland - 10th of October, 1901 / Died 11th of January, 1966
Famous Alberto Giacometti art works include his earlier surrealist sculpture. Giacometti changed his style to a more expressive method later in life, where he created elongated portraits and figurative sculptures, and paintings of people using a minimal palette of colors.


"Alberto Giacometti Quotes"


+ 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.

+ My colleagues admonish me, 'paint with colors!' Isn't gray a color, too? If I see everything in gray, if within that gray I see all the colors that impress me and that I would like to convey, why should I use another color?

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working.

+ 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.

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