Image: Allan Warren
One of the most successful British sculptors, Henry Moore, will be highlighted in an exhibition in the Kremlin Museum in Moscow next week featuring a selection of sculptures, drawings and tapestries from the Henry Moore Foundation collection.
Spanning Moore’s entire career, the exhibition will feature works including his early stone carvings, wood and marble sculptures from the 1980s, drawings, three large tapestries from outside Perry Green, his former home, and even a massive “Bird Basket”, which has never been seen in Russia before. The exhibition will take place at the Kremlin Museum in the Kremlin’s Assumption Bell tower and Patriarch’s Palace.
Moore’s abstract figures are often inspired by the female body, and he typically uses unconventional shapes and materials to complete his work.
In addition to the exhibition, there will be related lectures and public discussions available to visitors.
In 1929, Moore married Irina Radetsky, a painter who was born in Kiev in 1907 to Russian-Polish parents. Moore died on August 31, 1986.