The work of Henry Moore, recognized as the single most important figure in the history of British art during the last century, has been of critical importance internationally for more than 60 years. Though initially Moore’s sculpture was highly representational, he gradually moved toward a vocabulary of organic simplified forms, frequently drawn from nature—including rocks and bones. In this piece, the artist has abstracted the human form. 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.