Three-Piece No. 3: Vertebrae (Working Model)

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Three-Piece No. 3: Vertebrae (Working Model)
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Artist Henry Moore
Year1968
Type Bronze
Dimensions234 cm(92 in)

Three-Piece No. 3: Vertebrae (Working Model) is a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore. [1] It was cast in 1968 as in edition of 8, along with an artist's copy which is now part of the Tate collection. [2]

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It is in the Nasher Sculpture Center. [3] The sculpture refers to bones, which Moore collected. [4]

Each of the forms, although different, has the same basic shape. Just as in a backbone which may be made up of twenty segments where each one is roughly like the others but not exactly the same…This is why I call these sculptures Vertebrae. The two or three forms are basically alike but are arranged to go with each other in different positions. The sculptor’s life is one of thinking, reacting, or making, expressing himself through form, through shape – for me the three-dimensional world is unending. [5]

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References

  1. "Three Piece No. 3: Vertebrae, (sculpture)". SIRIS
  2. Tate: Working Model for Three Piece No. 3: Vertebrae
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2010-05-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. A Garden for Art, Valerie J. Fletcher, LOC # 97-61991, p.70
  5. "Working Model for Three Piece No.3: Vertebrae 1968 (LH 579)". Henry Moore Foundation. Retrieved 14 January 2013.