Monday, January 17, 2011

Henry Moore exhibition, AGO Toronto

I'm getting extremelly excited about my trip to the AGO to see Henry Moore exhibition. This is my second time and couldnt get enough of it. He was a British sculptor 30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986, best known for his abstract bronze monumental open air sculptures. He was mostly known for introducing modernism to England and capitalizing on commitioning large pieces of sculptures around the world, including Toronto. His work was mostly portrayed as Mother and Child, and his later work featured family portraits sculptures. His curvatious sculptures were also known to echo the pastoral landscapes of England. This is when you know a true genius was at work! Enjoy those few images!

Henry Moore Hill Arches (1972-73), bronze, at the National Gallery of Australia sculpture garden. Cfitzart 01:08, 25 August 2005 (UTC)

 Reclining Figure" is displayed at a landmark exhibition in The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew in London on September 13, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad) 

These are Henry Moore's(1898-1986) bronze statues on display in the Hakone Open-Air Museum.

Most of his work was created with bronze especially his monumental open air pieces. I particularly love the ones that have that patinated copper finish. For a paint sample "Clover" by Pratt and Lambert is as close as you can get to that natural coppery chemical reaction!

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Draped reclining Mother and Baby 1983

Mother and Child- None of Moore's maternal figures has a defined face, which creates a mysterious anonymity, as in this sculpture from 1949.(Via Veranda)

Reclining Figure: Arch Leg, 1970
Many of the sculptures in this collection emphasize a solid mass divided in two forms.
Reclining Figures, Angles, 1979.
Because of the three-dimensional aspect of these unique sculptures, many pieces take on a completely new look from an alternate perspective.
Locking Piece, 1964
There is an inherent fluidity and movement to this colossal bronze sculpture

‘Sculpture is like a journey. You have a different view as you return.  The three-dimensional world is full of surprises in a way that a two-dimensional world could never be.’ Henry Moore, 1962r removed.


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