Monday, September 12, 2011

Henry Moore Power Point

The Art Gallery of Ontario's Henry Moore collection is the largest public collection of his works in the world.
      Henry Spencer Moore (30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986) was an English sculptor and artist. He was best known for his abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art.
      His forms are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. Moore's works are usually suggestive of the female body, apart from a phase in the 1950s when he sculpted family groups. His forms are generally pierced or contain hollow spaces. Many interpreters liken the undulating form of his reclining figures to the landscape and hills of his birthplace, Yorkshire.
       Moore was born in Castleford, the son of a mining engineer. He became well-known through his larger-scale abstract cast bronze and carved marble sculptures, and was instrumental in introducing a particular form of modernism to the United Kingdom. His ability in later life to fulfill large-scale commissions made him exceptionally wealthy. Yet he lived frugally and most of the money he earned went towards endowing the Henry Moore Foundation, which continues to support education and promotion of the arts. (Wikipedia)

The following slides of Henry Moore's sculptures (from the Nelson Atkins Museum/ Kansas City Sculpture Park) are created for art educators who wish to design a Power Point presentation for an art project that I will include with my collection of lesson plans in the near future. Read the Terms of Use before downloading the jpgs. and click on the thumbnails to download the very largest photo available.

Henry Spencer Moore, English, 1898-1986, b. Yorkshire, England
Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 9, 1968
Henry Spencer Moore, English, 1898-1986, b. Yorkshire, England
Upright Motive No. 9, 1979
Henry Spencer Moore, English, 1898-1986, b. Yorkshire, England
Reclining Connected Forms, 1969
Henry Spencer Moore, English, 1898-1986, b. Yorkshire, England
Reclining Connected Forms, 1969
Henry Spencer Moore, English, 1898-1986, b. Yorkshire, England
Seated Woman, 1958-1959; cast 1983
Henry Spencer Moore, English, 1898-1986, b. Yorkshire, England
Seated Woman, 1958-1959; cast 1983
Henry Spencer Moore, English, 1898-1986, b. Yorkshire, England
Seated Woman, 1958-1959; cast 1983
Henry Spencer Moore, English, 1898-1986, b. Yorkshire, England
Three-Way Piece No. 1: Points, 1964-1965; cast 1966
Henry Spencer Moore, English, 1898-1986, b. Yorkshire, England
Large Torso: Arch, 1962-1963; cast 1963
Henry Spencer Moore, 1898-1986 Sheep Piece, 1971-72
Henry Spencer Moore, 1898-1986 Sheep Piece, 1971-72
Henry Spencer Moore, 1898-1986 Sheep Piece, 1971-72
Henry Spencer Moore, 1898-1986 Sheep Piece, 1971-72