…is not to reproduce reality but to create a reality of the same intensity.’ That’s what Giacometti said. He could talk the talk as well as, er, walk the walk:
A Giacometti anecdote: the artist refused to take his GP’s advice when, in 1938, a car ran over his foot on the Place de Pyramides. The accident broke several bones, and his doctor urged him to stay off the foot so it would heal properly. He didn’t. The foot didn’t heal properly and Giacometti walked with a limp for the rest of his life.
This is the blog’s first sculpture, I think. Sculpture demands a third dimension, so go round the back of your monitor for the full effect.
Woman Standing, Bronze, 1959