Henry Moore OM, CHThree Piece Reclining Figure No. 2: Bridge Prop 1963

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Artist
Henry Moore OM, CH (1898‑1986)
Title
Three Piece Reclining Figure No. 2: Bridge Prop
Date 1963
MediumBronze
Dimensionsobject: 1160 x 2520 x 1320 mm, 895 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1978
Reference
T02292
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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.’

August 2004

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