Hauser and Wirth Somerset present a major new exhibition, curated by the Henry Moore Foundation's Dr. Hannah Higham in collaboration with the artist’s daughter Mary Moore.
The exhibition takes as its starting point the artist’s early fascination with the Neolithic site of Stonehenge, which Moore first encountered the prehistoric monuments under the moonlight as a young man in 1921, fifty-two years later he embarked on a series of lithographs on the subject. Moore was fascinated by the relationship between the towering masses of ancient stone, their size and siting in the landscape, and the mysterious ‘depths and distances’ evoked on his returning visits.
Alongside Moore’s most celebrated works, the viewer is immersed in a deeply personal selection of artworks and objects curated by Mary Moore, set within the centre of the exhibition. The collection contains almost 100 items from her father’s studio and home, providing an immersive insight into the working life of the sculptor and intimate memories she holds through these objects.
This exhibition was organised with support from the Henry Moore Foundation.
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