This is a guide to Moore's sculptures on public display throughout the world. We strive to ensure that all information is accurate, however we recommend that you contact each venue before making a visit. Please also contact us if you spot any mistakes. In some instances it has not been possible to source an image of the actual sculpture in-situ, and on such occasions an alternative image has been used.
In most other Moore heads (the figure in a shelter sculptures and the helmet heads) two formally distinct elements take on different roles, one protecting or sheltering the other. In psychological terms it is tempting to read these pieces as illustrating the contrast between various dualities – body and mind, conscious and unconscious, mechanical and organic. Here, however, the head is split so as to give a more equal relationship between the parts, which are in any case joined at the neck. The image of divided head is derived from Cubism, where it quickly passed from being a formal device to gaining psychological import.