F99-33/19 | Modern Art
Sculpture - English
Henry Spencer Moore
, b. Yorkshire, England
Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, acquired from the Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection
Gallery Location: Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park
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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