Henry Moore, Festival Reclining Figure, 1950, copyright FHEL, 2018

The Fonds Helène et Edouard Leclerc opens an exhibition dedicated to Henry Moore, one of the most influential sculptors of the twentieth century and the first British artist to become a world star during his lifetime.

As the embodiment of post-war modernism, his art began the renewal of sculpture in Great Britain, a movement that continues to this day. Henry Moore’s sculptures are on display in cities and museums around the world; their organic forms continue to attract an ever-growing audience and inspire new generations of artists. The exhibition traces Henry Moore’s extraordinary life and career through a selection of iconic works, largely from the collections of Perry Green’s Henry Moore Foundation, where he lived and worked.

The exhibition follows the development of these key themes throughout Henry Moore’s career. It illustrates how the artist’s style has evolved in relation to the many ideas and inspirations dating from before the Second World War, towards an original language based on the exploration of the human figure through the mixture of organic and abstract forms.

Among a collection of more than 100 sculptures (plaster, bronze, wood, stone) and 80 drawings, we will discover works made from the 1920s to the 1930s, his Shelter drawings made during the Second World War, a large selection of models from his studio, his major architectural projects, including the Rotterdam wall, the series dedicated to Stonehenge, and many sculptures for which he is internationally renowned.


71 Rue de la Fontaine Blanche, 29800 Landerneau, France

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