Henry Moore at the Rijksmuseum
Henry Moore (1898-1986) gained international acclaim in the post war years for his semi-abstract sculptures, often inspired by natural, organic forms. The reclining figure represents a central theme in the sculptor’s work. Sculpted in both bronze and fibreglass, the pieces in this exhibition explore major themes in his work - including that of the reclining figure.
Henry Moore highlights
Highlights of the exhibition include Reclining Woman: Elbow (1981), which has not left the façade of the Leeds Art Gallery since its creation over 30 years ago, Large Two Forms (1966), with its open monumental shapes and Large Reclining Figure (1984), a work based on a 33cm Surrealist maquette from 1938 enlarged by Moore to over 9 metres.
[Image: Reclining Figure: Hand, 1979 bronze (LH 709). Photo: Jonty Wilde by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation].