Exhibit Design & Museum-Related Projects: Huntington Library

Spirit & Essence, Line & Form:
The Graphic Work of Henry Moore

Jun. 16, 2018–Oct. 1, 2018

Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art

 

The most prominent British sculptor of the 20th century, Henry Moore was also a prolific graphic artist, producing drawings as well as hundreds of prints. His sculptor's interest in the interrelationship of shape and mass, and in the connections and intersections among different forms, translates eloquently into his graphic work. These intricate, often delicate objects explore the same universal themes found in Moore's sculpture – the roots of creation, the body, life, and death.

 

This exhibition showcases approximately 25 works on paper culled from the recent gift of some 330 works of Moore's graphic art from the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation.

 

All images are © Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, 2019

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The title wall incorporated color contours taken from his iconic, sculptural forms

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A loaned sculpture juxtaposed with the illustration behind it

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Text panels incorporated tombstone labels

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A unique "chop" was created using Henry Moore's distinctive signature. This graphic was used on text panels throughout the exhibit.

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