“The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.” – Alberto Giacometti
From the New York Times – “Giacometti was an articulate, self-confident and well-informed artist whose sculptures and paintings are ravaged by uncertainty and doubt. His intelligence, independence and generosity fascinated artists and writers like André Breton, Jean Genet, Pablo Picasso and Jean-Paul Sartre. His familiar but exceptionally elusive work has left a mark on painters and sculptors as different as David Smith, Louise Bourgeois, Barnett Newman, Susan Rothenberg, Mark di Suvero and Bryan Hunt.”
These are some great books on Alberto Giacometti and his fascinating sculptures.