Henry Moore’€™s sculptures at Hatfield House

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The exhibition ‘Moore at Hatfield,’running all summer until 30 September, will exhibit the modernist works of famous 20th-century avant-garde sculptor Henry Moore, in the grounds of gorgeous Hatfield House.

The exhibition ‘Moore at Hatfield,’ running all summer until 30 September, will exhibit the modernist works of famous 20th-century avant-garde sculptor Henry Moore, in the grounds of gorgeous Hatfield House.

Breaking with classical traditions of sculpture, Moore created huge, stylized figures using direct carving.

His work can be seen as following in the footsteps of Epstein and Brancusi, who are regarded today as pioneers of modernist sculpture.

The Yorkshire-born Moore took inspiration from a variety of non-Western works, and developed signature motifs of reclining figures, and a mother and child.

 

His huge, monumental pieces, often in bronze, echo the curves of landscapes, and showing them outside aligns with the artist’s wishes for his art. As he insisted, in 1951, “Sculpture is an art of the open air.”

This exhibition will be on from 23 April till 30 September, and will be the largest collection of Moore’s works ever exhibited in the grounds of an historic house. Hatfield should be a stunning backdrop for this. The Tudor Old Palace is where Elizabeth I spent her childhood, while the Jacobean house and garden have been the home of the Cecil family for 400 years. Full details of the exhibition can be found on the Hatfield House website.

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