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Henry Moore – Two Reclining Figures

Henry Moore, Two Reclining Figures is an original Etching made in 1972.  Image Size: 9 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. It is initialed and annotated ‘Bon a Tirer’ in pencil.  Aside of Edition of 60. Cramer 206. Printed by Atelier Lacouriere et Frelaut, Paris. Published by Christie’s Contemporary Art, London.

Much of Moore’s early work was direct carved, rejecting the academic tradition of modelling in favor of the doctrine of ‘truth to materials’—according to which the nature of the stone or wood—its shape, texture, and so on, was part of the conception of the work. According to Moore “…a work must have a vitality of its own. I do not mean a reflection of the vitality of life, of movement, of physical action, frisking dancing figures, and so on, but that a work can have in it a pent-up energy, an intense life of its own, independent of the object it may represent. When a work has this powerful vitality we do not connect the word Beauty with it. Beauty, in the later Greek or Renaissance sense, is not the aim in my sculpture.”

Medium

Etching

Year

1972

Edition

BAT

Signature

Initialed, annotated “Bon a Tirer”

Size 15 x 11.5 (in)
38 x 29 (cm)
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Henry Moore, Two Reclining Figures is an original Etching made in 1972.  Image Size: 9 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. It is initialed and annotated ‘Bon a Tirer’ in pencil.  Aside of Edition of 60. Cramer 206. Printed by Atelier Lacouriere et Frelaut, Paris. Published by Christie’s Contemporary Art, London.

Much of Moore’s early work was direct carved, rejecting the academic tradition of modelling in favor of the doctrine of ‘truth to materials’—according to which the nature of the stone or wood—its shape, texture, and so on, was part of the conception of the work. According to Moore “…a work must have a vitality of its own. I do not mean a reflection of the vitality of life, of movement, of physical action, frisking dancing figures, and so on, but that a work can have in it a pent-up energy, an intense life of its own, independent of the object it may represent. When a work has this powerful vitality we do not connect the word Beauty with it. Beauty, in the later Greek or Renaissance sense, is not the aim in my sculpture.”

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Medium

Etching

Year

1972

Edition

BAT

Signature

Initialed, annotated “Bon a Tirer”

Size 15 x 11.5 (in)
38 x 29 (cm)
Price Price on Request