Photo source: Paris Breakfasts. Copyright © Carol Gillott. Used with permission.

Through the repeated line work of ball point pen the figure appears weighty, which evokes the weight of the human pysche. Does it matter whether or not we know the model/sitter? The sketches on the right could be quick portraiture studies for painting or sculpture. 1950-60s.

Ball point pen.

Artist:Alberto Giacometti.

Paris Breakfasts blog & visit to the Pompidou exhibit.

Giacometti exhibit at the Centre George Pompidou, Paris, 2007. (french)

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