Giacometti is not an embraceable artist. If we look, for example, at The Walking Man II, we see a silhouette fading away, shedding body mass, consciousness. In a photograph you can see Giacometti crossing the street near his studio in Montparnasse, in the rain, covering his head with his gabardine. His figure fades away, without an umbrella, sheltering under his own raincoat. He could easily pass for one of his figures.
What is culture for? The writer and journalist Alfonso Armada provides us with some clues to walking in the darkness, understanding the meaning of art, the meaning of life.