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"Henry Moore: The Imaginary Landscape"
2005-01-21 until 2005-05-08
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Grand Rapids, MI,
USA United States of America
Henry Moore is regarded as among the important and influential sculptors of the 20th century. Renowned for the inspiration he drew from nature, he was uniquely able to transform what he found in the wild into his sculptures. This exhibition is the premier examination of Moore’s sculptures focused on the inventive role of nature and abstracted landscapes. Sculptures, maquettes and drawings from the Henry Moore Foundation outside London are on exclusive loan to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.
This is an exhibition for which the Gardens is uniquely suited, an exploration of the interrelationship of sculpture and nature. Universally regarded as one of the most important and influential sculptors of the 20th century, Moore constantly drew inspiration from nature, abstracting what he saw to create the brilliant figures and landscapes of his works.
Moore had a profound love of the natural world, and the Gardens exhibition will include studies of natural forms like trees, rocks, and bones, as well as examples of his monumental earth sites, such as Stonehenge.