Three-Piece Reclining Figure No. 2: Bridge Prop

Last updated

Three-Piece Reclining Figure No. 2: Bridge Prop
Three-piece-reclining-figure-no-2.JPG
Artist Henry Moore
Year1963
Type Bronze
Dimensions116.0 cm× 252 cm× 132 cm(45.7 in× 99 in× 52 in)
Weight895 kg

Three-Piece Reclining Figure No. 2: Bridge Prop is a sculpture by Henry Moore, created in 1963, and produced in an edition of six copies.

Contents

Examples

Examples include:

History

According to the Henry Moore Foundation:

Over the years Moore made a large and varied number of drawings in which the reclining figure is almost supine yet with acutely uplifted knees. Three Piece Reclining Figure: No.2: Bridge Prop, an enlarged and more angular version of Three Piece Reclining Figure 1963 (LH 513a), takes the idea of separating or fragmenting the figure to an extreme level. The three elements are pulled far away from each other, appearing disparate and disjointed on the flat expanse of the base, so that connecting them and their intervening negative spaces to form a sculptural whole places considerable demands on the viewer. [2]

Moore himself said:

The two-piece sculptures pose a problem of relationship: the kind of relationship between two people. It’s very different once you divide a thing into three. In the two-piece you have just the head end and the body end, or the head end and the leg end, but once you get the three-piece you have the middle and the two ends; and this became something that I wanted to do. [6]

See also

Related Research Articles

Henry Moore English artist known for sculpture (1898–1986)

Henry Spencer Moore was an English artist. He is best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. As well as sculpture, Moore produced many drawings, including a series depicting Londoners sheltering from the Blitz during the Second World War, along with other graphic works on paper.

<i>Two-Piece Reclining Figure: Points</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore

Two-Piece Reclining Figure: Points is a sculpture by Henry Moore, catalogued as LH 606, and created in 1969–70.

<i>Draped Reclining Figure, 1952–53</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore (LH 336)

Draped Reclining Figure, 1952–53 is a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore.

<i>Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 9</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore

Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 9 is a bronze sculpture of 1967 by the English artist Henry Moore, which exists in several versions and is catalogued as LH 576.

<i>Reclining Figure 1969–70</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore (LH 608)

Reclining Figure 1969–70 is a bronze sculpture by English artist Henry Moore.

<i>Draped Reclining Woman 1957–58</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore

Draped Reclining Woman 1957–58 is a bronze sculpture by British artist Henry Moore, with a series of six castings made by Hermann Noack in Berlin.

<i>Knife Edge Two Piece 1962–65</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore

Knife Edge Two Piece 1962–65 is an abstract bronze sculpture by Henry Moore. It is one of Moore's earliest sculptures in two pieces, a mode that he started to adopt in 1959. Its form was inspired by the shape of a bone fragment. Moore created the sculpture from an edition of 10 working models in 1962; these working models are now in public collections. Moore created four full-size casts between 1962-1965, with one retained by him. The three casts are on public display on College Green in Westminster, London; Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver; and the garden at Kykuit, the house of the Rockefeller family in Tarrytown, New York. Moore's own cast is on display at his former studio and estate, 'Hoglands' in Perry Green, Hertfordshire in southern England. A similar work, Mirror Knife Edge 1977, is displayed at the entrance to I. M. Pei's east wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The Westminster cast was donated by Moore through the Contemporary Art Society to what he believed was the City of London, but its actual ownership was undetermined for many years. The Westminster cast subsequently fell into disrepair, and was restored in 2013 after it became part of the British Parliamentary Art Collection; it was granted a Grade II* listing in January 2016.

<i>King and Queen</i> (sculpture) sculpture series by Henry Moore

King and Queen is a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, designed in 1952. It depicts two figures, one male and one female, seated beside each other on a bench, both facing slightly to the left. It is Moore's only sculpture depicting a single pair of adult figures. Moore's records suggest it was originally known as Two Seated Figures.

<i>Large Four Piece Reclining Figure 1972–73</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore

Large Four Piece Reclining Figure 1972–73 is a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore. Approximately 4 metres (13 ft) long, the sculpture was made an edition of seven full size casts, all cast by the Hermann Noack foundry in Berlin.

<i>Reclining Figure: Festival</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore

Reclining Figure: Festival is a bronze sculpture by English artist Henry Moore, commissioned by the Arts Council in 1949 for the Festival of Britain in 1951. The sculpture can be viewed as an abstraction of a reclining female human figure, resting on two arms, with a small head.

<i>Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae</i> sculpture by Henry Moore (LH 580, Henry Moore Sculpture Perry Green)

Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae, also known as Dallas Piece or Vertebrae, is an abstract bronze sculpture by Henry Moore. It was cast in 1978–79, specifically for a site outside I.M. Pei's Dallas City Hall, and is the largest version of a sculpture that Moore created in 1968.

<i>Three-Piece Reclining Figure: Draped 1975</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore

Three Piece Reclining Figure: Draped 1975 is a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, catalogued as LH 655. It is approximately 4.7m long. Seven casts and an artists proof were made. Three publicly exhibited casts are situated in the Sodra Kungsgatan in Gävle, Sweden, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA, and at the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, Hertfordshire.

<i>Reclining Figure 1938</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore (LH 192)

Reclining Figure 1938 is a small sculpture by Henry Moore of an sinuous abstracted human figure. An enlarged version was made in 1984 for the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Singapore. The resulting Large Reclining Figure is some 9 metres (30 ft) long, making it the largest sculpture made by Moore.

Recumbent Figure 1938 (LH191) is an early sculpture by Henry Moore. It was commissioned by the architect Serge Chermayeff for his modernist villa at Bentley Wood, near Halland, Sussex. At the time it was made, it was Moore's largest stone sculpture. It was donated to the Tate Gallery in 1939, making it the first example of Moore's work in a public collection.

<i>Standing Figure: Knife Edge</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore

Standing Figure: Knife Edge is a bronze sculpture by the English artist Henry Moore. It was cast in two full-size versions: Standing Figure: Knife Edge in 1961, and a larger Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge in 1976. The sculpture also is sometimes known as Standing Figure (Bone) or Winged Figure.

<i>Oval with Points</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore

Oval with Points is a series of enigmatic abstract sculptures by British sculptor Henry Moore, made in plaster and bronze from 1968 to 1970, from a 14-centimetre (5.5 in) maquette in 1968 made in plaster and then cast in bronze, through a 110-centimetre (43 in) working model in 1968–1969 also made plaster and then cast in bronze, to a full-size 332-centimetre (131 in) bronze version cast in 1969.

<i>Family Group</i> (Moore) sculpture series by Henry Moore (LH 269)

Family Group is a sculpture by Henry Moore. It was his first large-scale bronze sculpture, and his first large bronze with multiple castings. Made for Barclay School in Stevenage, it evolved from drawings in the 1930s, through a series of models to bronze castings in 1950–51. It also one of the last important sculptures that Moore developed from preliminary drawings: in future, he worked mainly from found objects, maquettes and models.

<i>UNESCO Reclining Figure 1957–58</i> sculpture by Henry Moore (LH 416, UNESCO, Paris)

UNESCO Reclining Figure 1957–58 is a sculpture by Henry Moore. It was made in a series of scales, from a small plaster maquette, through a half-size working model made in plaster and cast in bronze, to a full-size version carved in Roman travertine marble in 1957–1958. The final work was installed in 1958 at the World Heritage Centre, the headquarters of UNESCO at the Place de Fontenoy in Paris. This was Moore's last major public commission in which he created a new work for a specific site; he afterwards generally worked from an existing sketch or model.

<i>Reclining Figure (Lincoln Center)</i> sculpture by Henry Moore (LH 519, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City)

Reclining Figure 1963–5 is a statue by Henry Moore. The original two-part bronze statue of a human figure was commissioned for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, where it has been displayed outdoors since 1965 in a pool of water to the north of the new Metropolitan Opera House. Other copies in plaster or bronze exist, and are displayed in other cities.

<i>Locking Piece</i> sculpture series by Henry Moore

Locking Piece is a sculpture by Henry Moore. It comprises two interlocking forms holding a third element between them, on a bronze base. It is usually mounted on a separate plinth. The sculpture was created in 1962–1964, and bronze casts were made in 1964–1967.

References

  1. "Three Piece Reclining Figure No. 2: Bridge Prop 1963". Tate. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  2. 1 2 Henry Moore Foundation, LH 513
  3. 1 2 "Three Piece Reclining Figure No.2: Bridge Prop 1963 (LH 513)". Henry Moore foundation. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  4. "Henry Moore: Reclining Figure No. 2 — Bridge Prop (1963)". Public Art. Brown University. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  5. "Collection Search - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian". hirshhorn.si.edu. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  6. Henry Moore quoted in "Henry Moore Talking: A Conservation with David Sylvester", The Listener , 29 August 1963, p.306, quoted on HMF website