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Henry Moore: 1898-1986
     

Henry Moore: 1898-1986

by Jeremy Lewison
 

Minimalist bodies, sensual forms

The sensual, voluptuous shapes in the work of British sculptor Henry Moore (1889-1986) are the sign of his unmistakable signature style. Often depicting human or human-like forms—especially female—Moorès sculptures, with their abstract style, brought a distinctive brand of Modernism to fine art.

Overview

Minimalist bodies, sensual forms

The sensual, voluptuous shapes in the work of British sculptor Henry Moore (1889-1986) are the sign of his unmistakable signature style. Often depicting human or human-like forms—especially female—Moorès sculptures, with their abstract style, brought a distinctive brand of Modernism to fine art. His cast bronze and carved marble sculptures grace the gardens and galleries of the world's finest museums and have earned him a devoted following. Particularly beloved are his many mother-and-child compositions.

About the Series:

Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822853306
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
07/10/2007
Series:
Basic Art Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
407,805
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Lewison is an expert on modern British and contemporary art. After being Director of Kettle's Yard, Cambridge he worked at the Tate Gallery for 18 years where he was Director of Collections until 2002. Among his many publications are books on Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Ben Nicholson and Anish Kapoor. He has curated many exhibitons of modern and contemporary art and is preparing a retrospective exhibition of the work of Alice Neel. He is now a freelance curator and art consultant.

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