For British sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) drawing was both ancillary to his three-dimensional body of work and autonomous from it. This significant exhibition, organized by Hauser & Wirth in collaboration with the Moore family, highlights Moore's prodigious talent as a draftsman, featuring work produced over six decades.
Moore never abandoned the life-drawing practice he had initiated as a student in Paris in the 1920s. If Moore's sculptural subjects (his reclining figures, for example) furnished him with constraints in which to work, drawing offered him opportunities to refine his "ideas for sculpture" but, just as importantly, to digress from them.
On paper, Moore worked in an exceptionally diverse variety of media ranging from chalk and crayon to pen and ink, often all in the same drawing; in every case he was as attuned to his materials as he was in his sculpture-indeed, the intense physicality of his drawings could be deemed sculptural.
This exhibition, supported in part by Hauser & Wirth, presents spectacular selection of diverse works on paper by one of the twentieth century's most celebrated artists.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art 22.07.2010 - 03.10.2010

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