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 49 Checked Out Why is hotel art so boring? Arts & Culture Issue 49 Cult Rooms The history—and future—of Luna Luna Park. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Last Night What did gallerist Selma Modéer Wiking do with her evening? Arts & Culture Issue 47 Thanks, I Hate It How to give feedback to art friends. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Puff Piece On inflatable art. Arts & Culture Design Issue 45 The New Craftsmen From the Outer Hebrides to central London, Catherine Lock is celebrating the crafts heritage of Great Britain.