Henry Moore in the Light of Greece

Henry Moore in the Light of Greece by Roger Cardinal, Henry Moore

Title: Henry Moore in the Light of Greece
Author: Roger Cardinal, Henry Moore
ISBN10: 8842209929
ISBN13: 978-8842209928
Publisher: Umberto Allemandi (January 1, 2001)
Language: English
Subcategory: Architecture
Size PDF: 1909 kb
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Rating: 4.2/5
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Pages: 216 pages
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Henry Moore in the Light of Greece by Roger Cardinal, Henry Moore


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This book is based on an exhibition of Henry Moore's work held at the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art on the Greek island of Andros. The aim of the exhibition is to enable the visitor-viewer-reader to appreciate the full extent to which Moore's work has affinities with the art of ancient Greece, and to gain an awareness of the many influences, both apparent and less obvious, it exercised upon the sculptor. Evidence for such influences is well documented in Professor Roger Cardinal's erudite and inspired essay on Moore, which supports and substantiates the exhibition. Moore was present at the 1951 Zappeion Hall exhibition in Athens and, according to witnesses, he appeared dazzled by the Greek light and the ancient monuments. The majority of the works on display and which are illustrated in full in the book come from the Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green. The illustrations cover both works of sculpture as well as drawings including some of the seminal pictures of people sheltering in the London underground during the Second World War. The book is extensively illustrated with archival photos of Henry Moore throughout his career.