Henry Moore OM, CH Standing Figures 1940

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Artist
Title
Standing Figures
Date 1940
Medium Wax, coloured pencil, graphite, ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 264 x 181 mm
frame: 490 x 400 x 17 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1940
Reference
N05210
Not on display

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This drawing by Moore can be closely associated with his sculptures of the period. Typically, the forms suggest at once human bodies, shells and bones, and interior bodily shapes. For Moore, drawing was a kind of investigative process, which would throw up new ideas for sculpture. Instead of producing a single, resolved image, the sculptor would generally cover the paper with different, half-finished sketches.

September 2004

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