Exhibition: This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal Presents Henry Moore
Entertainment / Fri 20th Aug 2021 at 01:22pm
This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal Presents Henry Moore
Until 31 October 2021
Tickets from £12.25
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NOW lockdown restrictions have been lifted visitors are encouraged to touch the sculptures on show, as part of a new exhibition curated by acclaimed artist and author Edmund de Waal exploring the role of touch and iconography of the hand in Moore’s work.
Throughout his career Moore emphasised the importance of experiencing sculpture through touch and returned to the hand as a subject in his sculpture and drawings, studying its expressive power and symbolic values as Auguste Rodin and Michelangelo, two of his favourite artists, had done before him. This Living Hand will present a selection of original sculptures and other objects which visitors will be invited to touch, as well as a group of drawings and sculptural works charting Moore’s interest in the hand as a subject, from the monumental bronzes King and Queen (1952-53) and Reclining Figure: Hand (1979), to powerful studies Moore made of his own and others’ hands. The exhibition will also include a series of benches in Horton stone made by Edmund de Waal for visitors to pause and reflect.