Henry Moore in colour

by Helen Hooker June. 23, 2017 3480 views
Large Figure in a Shelter (1985-86)

Large Figure in a Shelter (1985-86)

It's nearly a month since my first visit to the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green. On that occasion it was very sunny and the contrast conditions made it tricky to capture the photos I'd wanted. Today I went back and joined up as a friend so I can return as many times as I want during the coming year.

The light today was much kinder, with plenty of sunny spells but enough cloud cover to soften the illumination. I headed first to my favourite sculpture, titled Large Figure in a Shelter. Here I found myself inspired by the curves and I was able to take the abstract images I'd hoped for last month. The softer light also inspired me to retain the colour in my photos this time, whereas my last set ended up being converted to monochrome.

From there I headed across to the sheep field, stopping briefly by the Double Oval sculpture. While the sky here was conducive to a wider shot I've still to find the right angle for the abstract images I know are there for the taking.

Double Oval (1966)

Double Oval (1966)

The aptly named sheep field contains three large sculptures, one of which is called Sheep Piece. The spot where it stands is visible from one of the workshops Henry Moore once used. While working there he used to observe the sheep grazing in the field, and they inspired both sketches of the animals themselves and this sculpture. It certainly seems popular with the sheep and when I arrived several of them were resting in its shade. Gradually they wandered away, leaving just a couple of persistent individuals who didn't seem bothered by my presence.

Sheltering beneath Sheep Piece (1971-72)

Sheltering beneath Sheep Piece (1971-72)

If you'd like to see my other set of photos from the Henry Moore Foundation you can find them here.

23 June 2017

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Becky Brannon 2 years, 10 months ago

Honestly, you are helping this art teacher gain a new respect for the art of Henry Moore!

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Zazie Z 2 years, 11 months ago

Love #7

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 11 months ago

Great set

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 11 months ago

Another great set of pictures but with a much better light than the other ones

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
- Kim - 2 years, 11 months ago

Great set!  I especially like the ones with the sheep resting in the shade of the sculptures (#6 and #7).

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Timothy Bullock 2 years, 11 months ago

I love the fourth one!!!

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 11 months ago

Great set! 
#6Hahahahhahahaaa.....love it!

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