This important early carving fills one of the few major gaps that remained in Moore's representation at the Tate in 1976.
Four-Piece Composition (Reclining Figure) by Henry Moore, 1934
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- 18 x 45 x 17 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £54,000)
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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.