Henry Moore OM, CH

Large Slow Form

1962, cast 1968

Not on display
Artist
Henry Moore OM, CH 1898–1986
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Object: 490 x 844 x 460 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1978
Reference
T02290

Display caption

Through this sculpture of a tortoise, Moore sought to express ideas about the relationship of abstract forms. He wrote about the idea behind the work as follows: ‘It is one right-angled form, repeated five times, and arranged together to make an organic composition. This repeated slow right-angle reminded me of the action of a tortoise.’

Gallery label, February 2010

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