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Alberto Giacometti

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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

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

— Alberto Giacometti

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

— Alberto Giacometti

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

— Alberto Giacometti

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

— Alberto Giacometti

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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 Giacometti

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Later years

In 1958 Giacometti was asked to create a monumental sculpture for the Chase Manhattan Bank building in New York which was beginning construction. Even when he had achieved popularity and his work was in demand he still reworked models often destroying them or setting them aside to be returned to years later. Michael Peppiatt in a lecture at Cambridge University on July 8 2010 Giacometti who had a friendship with author/playwright Samuel Beckett created a tree for the set of a 1961 Paris production of "Waiting For Godot".

Alberto Giacometti (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto dʒakoˈmetti]; 10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor painter draughtsman and printmaker. Alberto Giacometti was born in the canton Graubünden's southerly alpine valley Val Bregaglia and came from an artistic background; his father Giovanni was a well-known post-Impressionist painter.

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