Henry Moore OM, CH, 'Recumbent Figure' 1938
Henry Moore OM, CH
Recumbent Figure 1938
Green Hornton stone
object: 889 x 1327 x 737 mm, 520 kg
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1939© The Henry Moore Foundation. This image must not be reproduced or altered without prior consent from the Henry Moore Foundation.

Henry Moore’s sculptures are lumpy and bumpy and sometimes have holes right through them. Some look like people, others look like rocks or other objects that you might see in a landscape. Discover where he got his ideas from and how he developed the shapes for his sculptures

Introduction

What is a Henry Moore sculpture? Let’s start by taking a closer look…

About Henry Moore

Find out who Henry Moore was in this bitesize story of his life

Ideas and inspiration

Discover where Henry Moore got his ideas and inspiration from

Henry Moore OM, CH, 'Standing Figures' 1940
Drawing

Find out how Henry Moore used drawing to transform ordinary objects and to plan his extraordinary sculptures

Henry Moore OM, CH, 'Three Piece Reclining Figure No. 1' 1961-2
Landscape

Why was the landscape so important to Henry Moore?

Henry Moore OM, CH, 'Crowd Looking at a Tied-Up Object' 1966-8
Teachers' resources

Discussion and activity suggestions for exploring sculpture and landscape