Edmund de Waal: This Living Hand Curator's Talk
- Online event
- Wednesday, 14 July 2021
On 14 July 2021, during Covid 19 restrictions, writer and artist Edmund de Waal gave this fascinating talk on his exhibition This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal Presents Henry Moore to an invited audience. We're pleased to be able to present a full recording of the event.
This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal Presents Henry Moore
19 May to 31 October 2021
Edmund de Waal's exhibition at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens explores the role of touch and the iconography of the hand in Henry Moore's art.
Visitors are invited to touch a collection of Moore’s work in bronze and stone, plus a series of original carved benches created by the curator from Hornton stone – one of Henry Moore’s favourite materials.
In addition, Edmund de Waal has curated a selection of artworks which express Moore’s fascination with the expressive power and symbolism of the hand: from Reclining Figure: Hand 1979 to the numerous two and three-dimensional studies of his own and other subjects’ hands – including the drawings and lithographs he made in 1978 of the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Dorothy Hodgkin, who wanted her hands to be used as her portrait.
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