F99-33/19 | Modern Art

Sculpture - English


Henry Spencer Moore , English , 1898-1986 , b. Yorkshire, England
Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 9, 1968

Bronze
56 3/8 x 96 x 52 inches (143.18 x 243.84 x 132.08 cm)

Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, acquired from the Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection

Gallery Location: Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park

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Henry Moore English, 1898-1986

Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 9, 1968 Bronze

Henry Moore made a number of figural sculptures based on the combination of two separate components as in Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 9. He believed that two-part compositions suggested new ways of relating the figure to the landscape: "Once these two parts become separated, you don't expect it to be a naturalistic figure; therefore, you can more justifiably make it like a landscape or a rock. If it is in two pieces, there's a bigger surprise, you have more unexpected views." Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 9 offers the unexpected juxtaposition of undulating, swelling forms in contrast to planar surfaces.

Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, acquired from the Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection F99-33/19

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