Presentation on theme: "Henry Moore Sculptor. Henry Moore (1895-1986) British sculptor known for primitive-looking figure forms Influenced by ancient Mayan-Toltec altar statues."— Presentation transcript:
Henry Moore (1895-1986) British sculptor known for primitive-looking figure forms Influenced by ancient Mayan-Toltec altar statues “Reclining Figure” MAQUETTE – a small ‘sketch- like’ model for a larger sculpture Henry Moore
Chac-Mool – a Pre-Columbian, MesoAmerican (ancient Mexican) stone altar Henry Moore
“It was the art of ancient Mexico that spoke to me most... I admit clearly and frankly that early Mexican art formed my views of carving as much as anything I could do.” Henry Moore, 1947 Henry Moore
Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1935-36. Elmwood.
Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1938. Bronze. (dedicated in Singapore in 1983)
Maquettes created by Henry Moore Photos taken by M. Curless
Helmet Heads More thought that the head was the most expressive part of the human being. Helmet head is a perfect example of Henry Moore’s unique concept of enclosed space. His heads were not portraits but symbols. Moore also opened up his forms so the enclosed space became a vital part of the sculpture.
Preliminary Drawings Two Standing Figures, 1963
Tube Shelter Drawings During WWII, Moore did a series of sketches. These shelter drawings captured English heroism during the war; they became very popular. Tube Shelterers, 1941. Chalk, pen, watercolor