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Henry Moore Sculpture Occupies the Kremlin
21.02.2012 12:00
Henry Moore Sculpture Occupies the Kremlin
Henry Moore, A Figure with Strings (1939)

Moscow Kremlin Museums traditionally open the new exhibition season with an unprecedented retrospective show. This time it will be the exhibition of Henry Moore, the outstanding British sculptor of the 20th century.

      We announced back in 2010 that an exhibition of Henry Moore sculpture was coming to Moscow in 2012. Indeed, on February 22 Moscow citizens and visitors will see the opening of the event dedicated to the 20th c. Michelangelo whose artistic legacy spans traditions and media.

      Ironically, works by Henry Moore, just like those by many other classics of world contemporary art, are not available in Russian collections. Meanwhile, his works are kept in museums all over the world, his statues and monuments decorate squares and parks of London, Paris, Brussels, Madrid and New York. Finally, Kremlin Museums will present the entire variety of the artist’s heritage — from easel plastic arts and bronze models of famous monumental sculptures to drawings and tapestries based on his sketches.

      Born in 1898 in Castleford, Yorkshire, Henry Moore went on to document the 20th c. in his gigantic, outworldly figures that now grace museum collections across the world. His contribution is unique not only for the caliber of his work but also for his undying support of the artistic practice through The Henry Moore Foundation. The works for this ground-breaking exhibitions are provided by the British Council, the Tate Gallery, The Henry Moore Foundation, and various British private collections.

      The events coinciding with the exhibition are an evening of contemporary British literature and a contest for the best essay in Russian about the role of sculpture in the modern urban setting. The exhibition runs from February 22 until May 10, 2012.


      Moscow Kremlin Museums.

      Image courtesy: MKM.

Author: Julia Shuvalova

Tags: Exhibitions in Moscow Moscow Kremlin Henry Moore Sculptures  

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