Henry Moore is recognized as the single most important figure in the history of British art during the last century and his work has been of critical importance internationally for more than fifty years. Moore’s sculpture was initially representational, but he gradually moved toward a vocabulary of organic, simplified forms, frequently drawn from nature. In this piece, Moore has abstracted the human form and the shape of the sculpture changes greatly as the viewer moves around it.
Henry Moore. Bronze Form, cast 1985. Bronze, 150 x 98 x 69 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © The Henry Moore Foundation.