Saturday, October 01, 2011

BRONZE FORM (cast 1988)
Henry Moore (1898-1986)

Bronze Form by Henry Moore in Wellington NZ

What does the Bronze Form represent?

As Moore said, "All art should have a certain mystery and should make demands on the spectator. Giving a sculpture or a drawing too explicit a title takes away part of that mystery so that the spectator moves onto the next object, making no effort to ponder the meaning of what he has just seen. Everyone thinks that he or she looks but they don't really, you know."

Many of Moore's works are suggestive of human forms. This piece here in the Botanic gardens, was originally conceived as the central form of a three-piece sculpture.
Moore subsequently decided it could stand alone

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