The Power of Nature. Henry Moore in Poland

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  • Friday, February 22, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019

The acclaimed British modernist artist Henry Moore (1898-1986) was one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century; his works can be found in parks and outdoor and indoor collections of some of the finest museums around the globe. On 22 February, over twenty works from the Henry Moore Foundation go on display in Kraków. Hailed as one of the most important exhibitions of last year, The Power of Nature. Henry Moore in Poland (previously shown at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko and the National Museum in Wrocław) is presented as a walking exhibition. Four branches of the National Museum in Krakow (Main Building, Józef Czapski Pavilion, Szołayski House and Europeum) and city spaces present sculptures representing some of the most important themes from Moore’s work: reclining figures (created in 1929, Reclining Figure marked the beginning of a long cycle of similar compositions), studies of animal forms and abstract figures.

Created by Moore himself, the foundation which has loaned the sculptures for the exhibition – including small works alongside monumental bronze objects – operates from Perry Green in Hertfordshire in central England where the artist lived and worked for the last four decades of his life. (Dorota Dziunikowska, “Karnet” monthly)

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