HENRY MOORE "SEATED NUDE" ETCHING, 1979
Henry Moore (1898-1986) is one of the most important Modernist sculptors.
His large-scale semi-abstract sculptures can be seen not only in institutions around the world, but in many outdoor/public spaces as well.
Moore's aesthetic, whether expressed on paper or in three-dimensions, is simultaneously elegant yet slightly primitive.
While Moore worked frequently in cast bronze, he is also credited with the revival of direct carving, whether in stone or in wood.
His inspirations were broad; from primitive Mexican sculpture to Constantin Brâncuși.
Moore's creations suggest they have been either reduced by time or the forces of nature but also demonstrate the artist's mastery at the stylization of the human body.
Caviar20 has a particular interest in sculptors who included printmaking as part of their process (Jean Arp, Louise Bourgeois, Kosso Eloul etc.)
Henry Moore is perhaps one of the leading 20th century sculptors/printmakers. During his lifetime he created over 700 etchings, lithographs etc. exploring all aspects of printmaking. The practice of printmaking was completely correspondent to his sculptures. He would explore the form or character in one medium and either later realize it in the other medium or vice versa.
Finally for clients in Toronto, Henry Moore has a special relevancy and connection. The Art Gallery of Ontario has the world's largest collection of Moore's work, including over 900 works, mostly donated by the artist in the early 1970's. Furthermore Toronto has two major public Moore sculptures "The Archer" (in front of City Hall) and "Large Two Forms" (at the corner of Dundas and McCaul.
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Signed and numbered 12/50 by the artist.
Etching and Drypoint
From an edition of 50 (+ 15 AP)
18.5"H 15.5"W (work)
Very good condition
Cat # 519