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Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Henry Moore Foundation

Well it's been dry all week and so it's Saturday and a bank holiday weekend and guess what it was raining hard this morning.

I decided I had to get out and I wandered into Bishops Stortford curiously the rain stopped and the sun came out so what to do?

Now as a youngster growing up I couldn't help but be aware of the sculptor Henry Moore. A sculpture of his "Family Group" is one I passed by many times. Nearby at Perry Green is The Henry Moore foundation and it's where Moore and his wife Irina lived.

Today you can visit his home Hoglands and stroll around his garden and enjoy a number of his sculptures.

Knife Edge Two Piece

Locking Piece

Figure in a shelter with The Wall

Large standing figure: Knife Edge.

Hill Arches

Mother and Child: Block seat.

The Arch

Large Reclining Figure

The Arch

Figure in a Shelter

The Wall: Background for Sculpture

Large Upright Internal/External form.

Sheep Piece.... appropriate eh!

Large Upright Internal/External form.

Sheep Piece

Large Reclining Figure

The Locals.....

Large Upright Internal/External Form

Open this up to see two sculptures in the landscape.

Double Oval

Large Figure in a Shelter

Don't know what this is?

Square Form with cut

The old telephone box is now the Red Cube Gallery

Visitors to the Foundation and the adjacent Hoops Pub (owned by the Foundation) can have their art displayed here,

If you're in the area it's well worth a visit.


Tricia said...

Some great stuff there.. like the lambs - sculpted and real :D

Def worth a visit .....

Ragged Robin said...

Looks an interesting place to visit. The sculptures look fascinating! Glad the rain stopped for you :)

oldcrow61 said...

Very interesting works of art. I think I like the reclining figure best as it must look awesome at a distance.