Online: Bill Brandt / Henry Moore at The Hepworth Wakefield

Published 13 May 2020

Bringing together the work of two legendary 20th Century artists, photographer Bill Brandt and sculptor, Henry Moore, in an exhibition highlighting the duplicity of their independent works.


About the exhibition

Showing over 200 works including sculpture, photography, collage and drawing, this exhibition explores the intersecting paths of photographer Bill Brandt and sculptor Henry Moore.

These two great artists of the 20th century met during the Second World War, when they were both creating images of Londoners sheltering from the Blitz in the Underground, and were brought together by their shared interest in the themes of labour, society, industry, the British landscape and the human body.

The exhibition Bill Brandt / Henry Moore: In Detail shows Moore’s coalmining drawings together with Brandt’s photographs of the same subject, alongside well-known works like Moore’s celebrated Reclining Figure (1969-70), sculptures and rare pieces like Brandt’s original colour transparencies.

How to access online

A vast selection of images from the exhibition together with archive images can be accessed through the Hepworth Wakefield website, where you can also explore the display through a video tour with curators Martina Droth and Clare Nadal.

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