Henry Moore OM, CH Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 2 1960

Artwork details

Artist
Henry Moore OM, CH 1898–1986
Title
Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 2
Date 1960
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 1250 x 2900 x 1375 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1960
Reference
T00395
On display at Tate Britain

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The holes and gouged surfaces of this sculpture are reminiscent of eroded cliffs. According to Moore this fusion of human and landscape forms served as ‘a metaphor of the relationship of humanity with the earth’. The character of that relationship, however, remains open to interpretation. It could suggest a harmonious union of mankind with nature or equally a crisis-ridden sense of isolation and fragmentation.

September 2004

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