Henry Moore (died 1986 aged 88) – Sculptured abstract large stones, bronze or wood usually of mother and child with smooth curves and hollow spaces with very little shape
(Pronounced hen-ree mawr)
Moore – more? No, less! Less shape to the sculpture
He didn't do more (Moore) shape. His sculptures have less detail but more curves and hollows.
In fact, if Moore did a hen (Henry) it would look like this.
Henry Moore is famous for sculptures of people with smooth shapes, little definition and hollow spaces through their bodies. He was inspired by nature and collected interesting stones, animal bones and tree roots on his regular walks. He created three-dimensional works of art out of bronze, stone and wood. He did much to promote himself. In the late 1970s, his work appeared in more than 40 exhibitions each year.
Nobody before had created – Abstract, smooth sculptures of people with little detail