Giacometti Drawings

Within the sketch studies of sculptor Alberto Giacometti – whether it be still life or the human form, there seems to be a harmony between object and space. Giacometti seems to manipulate the use of line in a way to almost sculpt the figure within to the painting, paying attention to the form of the back of the head included, to try to make sense of the form withing a 3-dimensional world on a 2-dimensional plane. I am very interested in how the curvature of the lines contour around the face, harmonised with the varying use of tone in lines create a almost hollowing out of the face giving it depth in space. In my own work, I am looking to how the form can be manipulated to give it a spatial significance within my paintings, and in sketchbook studies I am using these techniques to achieve my own understanding of the human form within space.

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