Henry Moore OM, CH Falling Warrior 1956–7

Artwork details

Artist
Henry Moore OM, CH 1898–1986
Title
Falling Warrior
Date 1956–7
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 650 x 1540 x 850 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1978
Reference
T02278
Not on display

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In the aftermath of the Second World War and the Holocaust the rhetorical manner of much pre-war public art was discredited. Moore’s work offered an alternative, more humane form of public sculpture. Such sculptures as Falling Warrior and Warrior with Shield 1953-4 inevitably evoked memories of conflict, the latter becoming a war memorial in the city of Arnhem in Holland.

August 2004

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