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Henry Moore on Drawing: "A Second String to One’s Bow"

Ideas for Sculpture in a Setting, Henry Moore

Henry Moore Ideas for Sculpture in a Setting, 1938 Charcoal (washed), chalk and ink wash on paper 38.1 X 55.7 cm Henry Moore Family Collection Photo courtesy of David Rudkin

Talks

Henry Moore on Drawing: "A Second String to One’s Bow"

December 1, 2010, 7pm

Michael Parke-Taylor, AGO Curator of Modern Art, discusses drawings from the AGO’s extensive Moore collection covering five decades of the artist’s career. Henry Moore is remembered as one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century. He considered drawing to be “a second string to one’s bow” and an activity that sometimes overshadowed his work in 3-dimensions. Through the process of drawing he learned how to transform the human form into sculpture. This talk is held in conjunction with Henry Moore a special exhibition organized by Tate Britain on view at the AGO from October 23, 2010-February 6, 2011.

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