Henry Moore OM, CH Three-Quarter Figure 1961

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Artist
Title
Three-Quarter Figure
Date 1961
Medium Plaster
Dimensions Object: 391 x 232 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1978
Reference
T02288
Not on display

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With the figure’s broad hips and swelling breasts and abdomen, Moore gives this sculpture a strongly feminine character, full of ripe fertility. It holds a strong resemblance to the Willendorf Venus, an ancient limestone figurine Moore greatly admired that was carved around 23,000 BC. However, Moore drew on very varied visual sources of inspiration for his sculpture, both human and animal. He compared Three-Quarter Figure to a hippopotamus.

February 2010

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