Henry Moore Sculptor
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This paper briefly looks at how, born in 1898, Moore is considered the most prominent British sculptor of the 20th century. The paper examines how by ambiguously mingling the human form and nature, Moore said he was able to show that man is part of the natural world and not just someone who observes.
From the Paper:"Moore's upright forms are usually compared to primitive sources, such as the Celtic crosses or totem poles. Herbert Reed saw these bronze sculptures as "apparitions," or "primordial images projected from the deepest level of the unconscious, and they illustrate the truth that the artist is essentially the instrument of unconscious forces" (Mitchinson 1998, p. 246). Others see the uprights as Moore's reflection of World War I, or bombs cut in half lengthways to show their internal workings, giving a long, smooth and rounded shape at the back and a complex series of mechanical forms at the front. In this case, he is anthropomorphizing the bombs by adding facial parts. Regardless, these sculptures are highly abstract and ambivalent, impacting people in different ways (Mitchinson 1998)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bazin, Germain. 1968. History of World Sculpture. Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society.
- Nelson Atkins Museum of Art/Kansas City Blog. Retrieved April 3, 2009. http://www.nelson-atkins.org/blog/kansas_city_sculpture_park/
- Kosinksi, Dorothy 2001. Henry Moore. New Haven: Yale University Press.
- Mitchinson, David. 1998 Celebrating Moore. Berkeley: UCLA Press.
- MSN Encarta Online. Henry Moore. Retrieved April 3, 2009. http://encarta.msn.com/Default.aspx
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