Henry Moore OM, CH

Falling Warrior

1956–7, cast c.1957–60

Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Object: 670 x 1540 x 850 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1978
Reference
T02278

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Moore was internationally famous for sculptures of female figures when, in the mid- 1950s, he produced a number of sculptures of vulnerable males. For these he looked to classical precedents, photographs and such other sources as the plaster casts of the victims of Pompeii. These suffering male figures spoke, perhaps, to current Cold War anxieties and memories of recent warfare.

Gallery label, September 2016

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Falling Warrior by Henry Moore

Curator Chris Stephens on this work's composition

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