Henry Moore OM, CH
Falling Warrior 1956–7, cast c.1957–60

Artwork details

Artist
Henry Moore OM, CH 1898–1986
Title
Falling Warrior
Date 1956–7, cast c.1957–60
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 650 x 1540 x 850 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1978
Reference
T02278
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1950

Display caption

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

About this artwork