"I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality… to protect myself." - Alberto Giacometti

"I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality… to protect myself." - Alberto Giacometti by Gordon Parks

Alberto Giacometti (1901‑1966): Man Pointing / Homme signalant. 1947 - Medium: Bronze - Dimensions object: 1780 x 950 x 520 mm

Alberto Giacometti ‘Man Pointing’, 1947 © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti. I love the story - I think it is in James Lord's biography - of Giacometti taking out a matchbox and slowly opening it to reveal a minute sculpture.

Alberto Giacometti

annejacques: “ “Failure is my best friend. If I succeeded, it would be like dying. Maybe worse.

thunderstruck9:  Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901-1966), Pommes dans l'atelier [Apples in the studio], 1950. Oil on canvas, 70 x 42.5 cm.

Alberto Giacometti, Pommes dans l’atelier (Apples in the studio), 1950 oil on canvas, 27 ½ by 16 ¾ in.

Alberto Giacometti, ‘Standing Woman’ c.1958-9, cast released by the artist 1964 or as my nephew said "it's a pretty statue"

Alberto Giacometti ‘Standing Woman’, cast released by the artist 1964 © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Pa.

► ALBERTO GIACOMETTI - "Diego" (1953)  Huile sur toile (100 x 80)

Alberto Giacometti Diego 1953 “My colleagues admonish me, ‘paint with colors!

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