Suspended Ball, 1930-1931, Collection Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris Spoon Woman, 1927, Collection Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris Best known for his elongated sculptures of human figures, Alberto Giacometti was also a skilled painter, and made money designing decorative objects. He came from an artistic family and was the oldest child of post-impressionist painter Giovanni Giacometti. Leaving Switzerland after finishing art school at the age of 21, Giacometti moved to Paris and spent time with other artists including Joan Miró, Max Ernst and Pablo Picasso. He channelled his interest in cubism and surrealism into the medium of sculpting, but broke from the modern expression of Auguste Rodin by developing his own distinctive style. Now, an exhaustive new retrospective at London’s Tate Modern presents more than 250 of Giacometti’s works, including sculptures, plasters, drawings and paintings. — The exhibition Giacometti is on display until September 10, 2017. Tate Modern Bankside London, SE1 9TG United Kingdom TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Neighborhood: Fire Stations The firefighting profession has evolved over time from Ancient Rome’s rudimentary bucket brigades to today’s sleek life-saving departments.