I wanted to be an artist of variety and vigor. It was like a death wish; looking for the way to go, as modeled on the careers of artists I found inspirational. I am discovering, and accepting, I am more like Giacometti than Picasso. Giacometti rarely made landscape or still life painting, and nearly all his late sculptures were walking or standing figures. I am obsessed with human figures and human interaction. Giacometti's singular obsession reminds me of Modigliani's output, which I wrote about in a previous post. After my work, I will show three examples of Giacometti's art.
The drawing I show from yesterday is a good one, and involved with my distinctive obsession. This drawing is direct and to the point. Technique is not holding me back. Making this drawing was cathartic.
Yesterday I also improved the new painting "Two," which is devoted to my most oft revisited obsession, a man and woman, and their psychological interaction.
And here are the works of Giacometti I promised you...
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