Henry Moore

Drawing Board Gallery

Who was the most technically adventurous artist of the 20th century? The obvious answer would be Picasso but a more accurate one would be Henry Moore. While both men fixated on the human body and both examined it in every medium, for sheer variety Moore trumps his showy Spanish peer. The exhibition at Tate Britain (reviewed on page 69) is a reminder of just how curious and adept an artist Moore was. He worked in stone, wood, plaster, bronze, watercolour, wax, etching, fabric, Biro and more, and was skilled in them all. Why, after all, shouldn’t a Yorkshireman be as protean as an Andalusian?

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