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Large Four Piece Reclining Figure 1972-73 (LH 629)

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bronze
length 402cm


photo: Craig Mole

In the early 1970s Moore produced a group of monumental sculptures relying heavily on the curve or arc as its principal motif. This work, in the company of Sheep Piece 1971-72 and Hill Arches 1973, exemplifies the trend, its complex semi-abstract composition and highly polished bronze patina making it a ‘difficult’ work to read. The hollows, voids and truncated elements do, however, bind together very successfully to make a sculpture filled with warmth and movement. Moore successfully reused the central lobe-like feature in Mother and Child 1978 without compromising its sense of mystery or significance.