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His fame has dwindled after his death, owing in part to his copious output in his later years and in part to a dislike for his warm, often cloying humanism. By the 1970s, Henry Moore’s artwork was being shown in over 40 exhibitions a year, and he was one of the planet’s most successful and profitable living creatives. Moore’s interest in the figure continued throughout his career, and he produced a vast body of work that explored the human form in a variety of ways. His sculptures ranged from highly abstracted figures to more naturalistic depictions, and he was particularly interested in the way that the figure could convey a sense of energy and emotion. Luke, Ben (20 May 2014). "Civilisation: the passions and prejudices of Kenneth Clark". Evening Standard . Retrieved 12 June 2020. Moore's signature form is a reclining figure. Moore's exploration of this form, under the influence of the Toltec-Mayan figure he had seen at the Louvre, was to lead him to increasing abstraction as he turned his thoughts towards experimentation with the elements of design. Moore's earlier reclining figures deal principally with mass, while his later ones contrast the solid elements of the sculpture with the space, not only round them but generally through them as he pierced the forms with openings. [ citation needed]

mother figure holding the child in various positions. Each group is three-dimensional, indicating that Moore conceived of the figure group as a sculpture from the beginning.Henry Moore’s sculpture Reclining Woman (1930), exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada; Gbuchana at English Wikipedia , CC0, via Wikimedia Commons YSP is, obviously enough, a park, and the sheer variety of landscapes – dense woodland, lakes and rivers, fields of wild grass, manicured gardens – are a major part of the attraction. But plant life is voracious. Nettles and other weeds, brambles, grass and ivy will swallow anything left untended for long. Algae and moss cling to stone. Tree roots shift beneath sculptures, destabilising them. The effects of the climate crisis are already being felt, Lilley reveals: storm damage from torrential rainfall caused issues last winter, while last summer they were on alert for wildfires. Henry Moore: Sculptor". Modernism 101. Archived from the original on 10 December 2008 . Retrieved 22 September 2008. Moore presented 36 sculptures, as well as drawings, maquettes and other works to the Tate Gallery in 1978. [79] Canada [ edit ] After the war and following several earlier miscarriages, Irina gave birth to their daughter, Mary Moore, in March 1946. [35] The child was named after Moore's mother, who had died two years earlier. Both the loss of his mother and the arrival of a baby focused Moore's mind on the family, which he expressed in his work by producing many "mother-and-child" compositions, although reclining and internal/external figures also remained popular. In the same year, Moore made his first visit to America when a retrospective exhibition of his work opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. [36]

m., 2 December 1967. In: McNally, Rand. "Illinois; Guide & Gazetteer". Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission. University of Virginia, 1969. 199. Moore was a complex and deeply influential figure. His former student, the distinguished sculptor Anthony Caro, spoke for many younger artists when he noted in 1960 that Moore's picture "is not man-size, but screen-size." Yet, Caro also attested to the enormous impact Moore has had on an entire generation of British artists walking in his footsteps: "[He] provided an alphabet and a discipline within which to start to develop. His success has created a climate for all of us younger sculptors and has given us confidence in ourselves which without his effort we would not have felt." Jones, Ann (2007). "Geometry of Fear: Works from the Arts Council Collection" (PDF) (exhibition leaflet). London: Southbank Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 June 2015 . Retrieved 6 May 2017. Moore’s first significant international assignment for public art was to create a sculpture for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Later in his career, he would become identified with similar endeavors. It also prompted him to create his biggest sculpture yet, a 16-foot-long figure.

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In John Hedgecoe’s seminal book on the artist, Moore states, “from the very beginning the reclining figure has been my main theme.’₁ This subject is central to Moore’s creativity throughout his career. In his own words, “the reclining figure gives the most freedom, compositionally and spatially… A reclining figure can recline on any surface. It is free and stable at the same time. It fits in with my belief that sculpture should be permanent, should last for eternity.” ₂

Not that everything can be planned for. As Lilley and I drive out of the wood towards a far-flung corner of the park, we pass a throng of 11-year-olds, here on a school trip, moving at speed towards some Damien Hirsts. Lilley waves to them gaily, but Moris is more upfront about the dangers. YSP stations invigilators at high-risk points, but plenty of the sculptures are unattended. Moore obtained a seven-year post as a tutor at London’s Royal College of Art after finishing his education. In 1928, he earned his debut public contract from the London Underground, West Wind. During this period, he also wedded Kyiv-born art pupil Irina Radestsky, and they moved to north London to enter an ensemble of architects, painters, and writers that included Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Gabo, and Piet Mondrian. Moore was named Head of the Sculpture Department at the Chelsea School of Art in 1932.Moore received an ex-grant serviceman in 1919, following a brief spell of teaching and serving in the Civil Service Rifles unit during World War I, and attended Leeds School of Art, establishing himself as the academy’s first sculpting student. Barbara Hepworth met him there and had a big impact on him. During his stay, he spent a lot of time in the British Museum researching its ethnographic collection, which influenced his later monumental representational pieces. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City – Collections – Henry Moore Artwork Catalogue". catalogue.henry-moore.org . Retrieved 30 July 2023. Sculpture in Rotterdam. van Adrichem, Jan; Bouwhuis, Jelle; Dölle, Mariette. 2002. Rotterdam: Centre for the Arts. p. 180. The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84 , Tate Gallery, London 1988, pp.420 and 434 a b Foss, Brian (2007). War paint: Art, War, State and Identity in Britain, 1939–1945. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-10890-3.



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