Henry Moore OM, CH

Three Piece Reclining Figure No.2: Bridge Prop

1963, cast date unknown

Artist
Henry Moore OM, CH 1898–1986
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Object: 1160 x 2520 x 1320 mm, 895 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1978
Reference
T02292

Not on display

Display caption

Moore often used natural objects as sources for his sculptures. He kept boxes of bones, flints, and shells close at hand in his studio. The shape of this sculpture, and the way it interlocks, seem to be derived from bones and joints. Even at their most abstract, his work has an organic quality. Moore commented: ‘The observation of nature is part of an artist's life, it enlarges his form [and] knowledge, keeps him fresh ... and feeds inspiration.’

Gallery label, August 2004

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