20. The Art of Henry Moore
The British artist Henry Moore was innovative, curious and found much of his inspiration in nature— rocks, animals, landscapes and above all the human figure. He combined geometric and organic forms instilling both permanence and fluidity to his figures. He imbued abstract forms with realism and used negative spaces as powerful elements in his work. From his earliest works the reclining figure has been a main theme and was ever-evolving as he reinterpreted the human form. Christine Roussel had the privilege of knowing and working with England’s internationally acclaimed sculptor. Her talk reviews some of his best known large commissions as well as smaller works that are unknown to the general public. The presentation is illustrated with historical and contemporary photography.