Henry Moore OM, CH
Three Piece Reclining Figure No.2: Bridge Prop 1963, cast date unknown

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Henry Moore OM, CH 1898–1986
Three Piece Reclining Figure No.2: Bridge Prop
Date 1963, cast date unknown
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 1160 x 2520 x 1320 mm, 895 kg
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1978
On loan to Museo Nazionale Romano - Baths of Diocletian (Rome, Italy)

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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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