Ago - Henry Moore Sculptures Essay

323 WordsApr 21, 20132 Pages
Henry Moore, sculpture centre. He was affected by World War Two. The room proved to be exceptional where we, the class, could engage in his creation of a human figure. Moore re-articulated the human form after World War Two and the catastrophic event in Western Europe. This allowed the class to understand modern artwork. Moore was forced to find new forms of art, like the human body subjective to different forces. Bone structure, the body's reclining figure is a 'big truth' about the human body. It has geology with a quality of loss, eeriness as we see ourselves in this form. Henry Moore is the most coherent collection according to Professor Bordo. This is the same as the Thompson's collection. Attention is given to the way it unfolds in relation to Walter Benjamin's remark about preciousness and effort that an artist's puts into a tiny format and space. The substance then conveys their artwork and thoughts reflecting a diverse array of objects that the spectator registers with. Wood, ivory, cups, shells and a canvas creates curiosity for the viewer. For example, Thompson's collection had a mix of old and new things. It started in 1954 and wanted entry into European art and the Renaissance such at the images of the divine and his holiness. Here we have access to early European art. This raised the question, how can the primitive be so contemporary at the same time? I felt like the room and atmosphere that the AGO created made Henry Moore's sculptures contemporary by placing them in a room with dark tiles, white walls and sun lit room. Although the sculptures themselves are historic pieces, they are modern through their relation to life today and people's appreciation for them. This includes their interaction with the exhibit and art gallery as a whole. Henry Moore - artifact and artwork, engage for us to see. Exhibit - a type of work like artifact and

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