ACE014.2 (00:00:00 - 00:12:55)
Giacometti sketching a face. Intercut with faces from his painting and sculpture.
Commentary suggests that often, Giacometti’s heads “have something of the sharply attentive look of the blind”. A number of different sculptures shown. Many were modelled by his brother; some look more like the artist. Giacometti creating a clay figure. Giacometti VO (in French – no subtitles) about his work and about the impossibility of achieving exactly what he wants. Sculptures. Giacometti working on his clay figure, intercut with shots of sculptures. Commentary points out that all his figures of woman are immobile, only to be looked at, a contrast with his own activity. A number of figures grouped together. Large figure on roof terrace. Giacometti walking into his studio. Working on model. Studio shots – clay, paints, part-finished figure, etc. – intercut. Giacometti VO (in French). Sculptures of men. Giacometti working on male head. Sculptures. Commentary points out that Giacometti repeated the same themes endlessly. Credits.