Henry Moore, ‘Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 5’, 1963-1964, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Henry Moore

Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 5, 1963-1964

Bronze
98 7/16 × 151 15/16 × 71 5/8 in
250 × 385.9 × 181.9 cm
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© Henry Moore / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London; Courtesy of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Henry Moore
British, 1898–1986
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Often regarded as the father of modern British sculpture, Henry Moore’s large-scale bronze and marble sculptures can be found in public parks and plazas around the world. Working in various styles and mediums, Moore is perhaps best known for his highly abstract and interpretive renditions of the human figure, often portrayed in the reclining position. He was influenced by Classical, Pre-Columbian, and African art, and by Surrealism; his biomorphic style has been compared that of Salvador Dalí and Jean Arp. Moore was a longtime friend and colleague of fellow sculptor Barabara Hepworth, having met at the Leeds School of Art around 1919. He also admired the work of Constantin Brancusi, whose organic abstract style resonated with Moore’s belief that observation of nature is essential to artistic creation. Moore himself inspired many artists including his former studio assistants Anthony Caro and Richard Wentworth.

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Henry Moore
British, 1898–1986
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Often regarded as the father of modern British sculpture, Henry Moore’s large-scale bronze and marble sculptures can be found in public parks and plazas around the world. Working in various styles and mediums, Moore is perhaps best known for his highly abstract and interpretive renditions of the human figure, often portrayed in the reclining position. He was influenced by Classical, Pre-Columbian, and African art, and by Surrealism; his biomorphic style has been compared that of Salvador Dalí and Jean Arp. Moore was a longtime friend and colleague of fellow sculptor Barabara Hepworth, having met at the Leeds School of Art around 1919. He also admired the work of Constantin Brancusi, whose organic abstract style resonated with Moore’s belief that observation of nature is essential to artistic creation. Moore himself inspired many artists including his former studio assistants Anthony Caro and Richard Wentworth.

Henry Moore

Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 5, 1963-1964

Bronze
98 7/16 × 151 15/16 × 71 5/8 in
250 × 385.9 × 181.9 cm
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