Four-Piece Composition (Reclining Figure) by Henry Moore

This important early carving fills one of the few major gaps that remained in Moore's representation at the Tate in 1976.

Details

Medium:
Alabaster
Dimensions:
18 x 45 x 17 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £54,000)
Acquired in:
1976

Moore began making multi-part compositions in 1934 and this very abstract treatment of the reclining figure, a recurring theme in his work, was one of the first he attempted. Fragmentation and abstraction were ideas of crucial concern to European avant-garde artists at this period.

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