Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Henry Moore's bronze sculpture, RECLINING FIGURE (1965), dominates the newly reconfigured reflecting pool basin at Lincoln Center. The massive artwork creates a welcome contrast to the geometric architecture of the Lincoln Center Theater in the background. Henry Spencer Moore (30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986) was an English sculptor and artist. He was best known for his abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are displayed as public art around the worldHis forms typically depict mother-and-child or reclining figures, like the one pictured above. Moore's works are usually suggestive of the female body, apart from a phase in the 1950s when he sculpted family groups. His forms are generally pierced or contain hollow spaces. Many interpreters of his work compare the undulating form of his reclining figures to the landscape of his birthplace.

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