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Henry Moor

By IMAGESTAR  
Henry Moor sculptures can be seen at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield.
Henry Moore was born in Castleford, 30th July 1898. He attended Castleford Grammar School on a scholarship and subsequently became a teacher there. His early sculptures of the1920s show the influences of Central American pre-Columbian art and the massive figures of the Italian Renaissance in the 1930s his works had become highly abstract, consisting of simplified, rounded pieces carved from wood, with numerous indentations and holes. His main themes include mother-and-child and family groups, fallen warriors, and, most characteristically, the reclining human figure. Although he endured much criticism of his early work, in 1948 he was awarded the International Prize for Sculpture and his reputation worldwide grew over the following years a version of his Reclining Figure Draped is on show outside of the Civic Centre at Castleford and his first Reclining Figure from 1936 at Wakefield Art Gallery.
He died in 1986.

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CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
24 Mar 2010 10:30AM
Well captured images, but I don't find the sculptures appealing whatsoever! Carol

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24 Mar 2010 11:09AM
I do like her in the snow
LexEquine 9 19 United States
24 Mar 2010 11:47AM
Beautiful set of detailed sculpture images...All well-taken. Very interesting sculptures & artist history. I like image V1 the most. Nice photoshoot...Peter
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
24 Mar 2010 12:22PM
Good set of capture, like the details and variate of these.
Regards Richard
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 1:55PM
Great set of images, especially ones taken in the snow as they have a colour to them that stands out!
Are these the statures they are wanting to put indoors due to vandelism?
great shots!
Lillian
EAS 6 1 13 Scotland
24 Mar 2010 2:03PM
Have never been a fan of his works, no matter how valuable, but do rather like V10 as they remind me a bit of large chess pieces. Your image and the entire set, are quite a work of art themselves, so thank you for sharing them. All are well thought out and beautifully captured.

Ann
24 Mar 2010 2:22PM
Excellent series of images, Brian, you've captured the details and textures very nicely.
TrevB Smile
Ray42 7 3 England
24 Mar 2010 5:52PM
An interesting series of Henry Moor's work
24 Mar 2010 9:24PM
Great rendering of texture - super series and excellent write up - thanks.
Pat
MandsH 9 England
25 Mar 2010 7:58AM
Excellent set of shots, this is a place I must visit
Mandy
Roly 8 Wales
25 Mar 2010 10:01PM
Interesting set,well captured.
mikbee 8 3 8 Scotland
25 Mar 2010 11:43PM
Good studies in texture here.Rough and the smooth !!
Super set.
Mick.
AshTree 6 1.7k 6 England
28 Mar 2010 5:15PM
Like others, I've never been a fan of his work, which I find rather odd, although I do quite like V6 and V7, but mostly because of the colour and texture and the way the light catches it. Great set of images, however, very well captured and presented.

Theresa
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2010 11:18PM
#1 is quite superb — excellent composition and it's your own creative interpretation of a great piece of art.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2010 3:14AM
excellent series
regards
Yung
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1372 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2010 3:59PM
Pleased to put this fine set onto 30. One of my favourite artists.
Moira
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2010 8:51PM
A wonderful collection of images - how super to have the addition of snow too for some of them - so v14 and v15 are my favourites. Hoping very much to visit the sculpture Park in the summer
Helen
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1785 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2010 5:16PM
Thanks for the tour, your images show some nice detail.
User_Removed 12 16 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2010 12:45AM
love his work so much... I have loads of these to I must sort them out.

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A Booth 13 11 4 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2010 4:46PM
excellent set.

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