Henry Moore OM, CHGirl 1931

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Artist
Henry Moore OM, CH (1898‑1986)
Title
Girl
Date 1931
MediumAncaster stone
Dimensionsobject: 737 x 368 x 273 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1952
Reference
N06078
Not on display

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From the mid-1920s Moore had advocated the abolition of the 'Greek ideal' in sculpture in favour of non-European sources, which he felt had much greater vitality. This work reveals his fascination with the Mesopotamian sculptures in the British Museum, especially solemn standing figures with clasped hands. He reviewed a book on Mesopotamian art for 'The Listener' in June 1935. Around 1931-2 Moore also turned his attention to the study of natural forms, such as shells, bones and pebbles… (read more)

August 2004

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