» 6 Most Famous Henry Moore Bronze Sculptures

1. Who is Henry Moore?

Henry Spencer Moore (30 July 1898-31 August 1986), was a great and well-known British sculptor. Moore is best known for his large-scale bronze and marble sculptures and is admired in British art circles. Henry Moore pioneered a new vision of modern sculpture, and his creations gave Britain a place in modernist art and made him a global star.

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2. What was the inspiration for Henry Moore’s bronze sculptures?

Moore collected a large number of bizarre natural objects at home such as skulls, driftwood, pebbles, shells, etc. Moore found inspiration in these objects for natural forms and the human body. Moore frequently worked with themes of mothers and children, reclining figures, and interior/exterior forms. Moore’s early works often employ more traditional hollow forms, such as curved arms connected to the subject. Later, it gradually evolved into a hollow on the main body, thus causing the main body to have a concave and convex or curved appearance. In the 1930s, Moore gradually turned to the modernist style. He interacted frequently with several other Hampstead-based sculptors and influenced each other’s styles.

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3. What are Henry Moore’s 6 Best-Known Sculptures?

3.1 Oval with Points Henry Moore

Oval with Points Henry Moore

The sculpture, called Oval with Points, is a flat oval ring with two holes in the middle. The inside edge of the hole has two protrusions that gradually narrow into sharp points that meet almost in the center of the hole, giving a dynamic spatial tension. These bronze sculptures are divided into upper and lower parts, like figure eight, and this hollow shape is sometimes interpreted to resemble a human figure with a head and torso.


3.2 Henry Moore Reclining Figure

Henry Moore Reclining Figure

The name of this bronze sculpture is Reclining Figure No. 2. — Bridge Prop (also known as Three Piece Reclining Figure). This sculpture explores the body through the interconnection of its various bifurcated parts. As Henry Moore recalled, the work was inspired by Waterloo Bridge in London, where he saw one part of the bridge resting on another – hence the subtitle ‘Bridge Prop’.


3.3 Henry Moore Mother and Child Sculpture

Henry Moore Mother and Child Sculpture

The name of this bronze sculpture is Mother and Child. Henry Moore used an abstract form to depict a scene of a mother bending down to hold her child in her arms. One of the mother’s hands is lifting up on her leg, and the other hand has become one with the child and her body. It makes people deeply feel the selflessness of maternal love. Although the sculpture is hard, the curves of the mother’s body and arms are full of tenderness.


3.4  Three Piece Sculpture Vertebrae

Three Piece Sculpture Vertebrae

The name of this sculpture is Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae. In this sculpture, the head, neck, chest, arms, and hips are suggested in discrete forms, although the figure seems to be interrupted at connected places and is less coherent and complete. However, as in other works, Henry Moore expressed his belief in the close connection between man and nature, sculpture and landscape, in detached, simplified forms.


3.5 Family Group Henry Moore

Family Group Henry Moore

The name of this sculpture is Family Group. Made by Henry Moore for the Barclay School in Stevenage, the sculpture depicts a family of three figures, including a man, a woman, and a child. The woman sat on the right side of the bench, her hair in a bun and her dress draped over her body and legs. She held the child in her hands in the air above her knees. The man sat on the left side of the bench, holding the child with his left hand. Moore said: “The mother and father’s arms [were entangled] with the child, forming a knot between them that united the three people into a family.


3.6 Large Interior Form

Large Interior Form

The bronze sculpture, entitled Large Interior Form, was originally created as part of a larger work in the 1950s and has only been cast as separate pieces since 1981. This sculpture has a total of three holes, and the middle part is protruding, resembling a winding figure 8 or an elegant lady dancing on tiptoes. The hollow design complements the surrounding scenery, and the sculptures and scenery are perfectly integrated.


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