Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Travelling in Henry Moore's Drawing, Reclining Figure

If the Reclining Figure were a place it would be.......


The greenery, the historical buildings, the grayness of it all, so Henry Moore. He lived in London while a professor at the Royal College of Art where he also worked with Barbara Hepworth. It was here that he became a part of the Seven and Five Society, a group of modern artists, who put up the first exhibition of purely modern art. Because he lived here for so long, he was certainly influenced. London's proximity to Paris also helped in that he was able to travel there frequently to visit avant guarde artists like Picasso. It was in Paris where he saw a sculpture of Chac Mool which heavily influenced his sculpture.

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