Sep’ 2017. Great day out yesterday with friends from Lifelines drawing group visiting the Giacometti exhibition at the Tate.
Fascinating display of a range of sculptured heads on display. A variety of media used from clay to bronze to plaster.I learnt that Giacometti also had a line in designing objects for home interiors- with his own, all be it classier, version of flying ducks, traditionally hung on living room walls. So he was a commercial designer as well as a fine artist.
I loved the way Giacometti was drawn to the smallness of things. He created tiny sculptures and objects alongside his larger work. A highlight of the exhibition was a short film of the artist working in his studio in the 1950’s. It gave a very real sense of working in an artsits studio in post war Paris- a great period piece.