TONE & LINE: Alberto Giacometti, Portrait, 1932. Full figure rendered in planes.

Alberto Giacometti, Portrait, Full figure rendered in planes. (A salutary lesson - even the greats can get it wrong - the left leg below the knee looks as though Alberto was either running out of time or space.

“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.” Alberto Giacometti dans son atelier, Paris, 1946.

Alberto Giacometti dans son atelier de la Rue Hippolyte Maindron / Alberto Giacometti in his studio with his sculpture "The Night", Paris (Emile Savitry,

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, La mère de l'artiste, stampa - Giacometti's drawings always look like they are about to disappear. Amazing.

Alberto Giacometti, La mère de l'artiste, stampa -smb: this is a pencil drawing, but this could be done in wire!

Alberto Giacometti – Head/Skull, 1934

Alberto Giacometti - Head-Skull, Plaster enhanced with pencil, x x cm Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris