Henry Moore 1898-1986
The vital talents of Henry Moore will not be forgotten. Modern art sculpture, sculptures of women often.. small heads with large bodies. I first came across his work through an adult ed sculpture class. It was there that I learned how to sculpt with clay and how to apply a patina on a bisque fired piece of clay to resemble bronze, or any other metal. One can also create a marble or stone effect.. all by using many layers of watered down acrylic paint.
I've heard tale that Henry Moore's figurative sculptures had small heads and large shoulders because when he was a little boy, he had to massage his mothers shoulders a lot, after a hard day of work.
Henry Moore was the most celebrated sculptor of his time, and the second part of his career, in particular, demonstrated that Modernist sculpture was, after all, surprisingly adaptable to official needs. In this sense, Moore was the contemporary equivalent of the great Neo Classical sculptors such as Canova and Thorwaldsen.
Be sure to check out The Henry Moore Foundation:
To advance the education of the public by the promotion of their appreciation of the fine arts and in particular the works of Henry Moore.
Henry Moore Quotes
A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'.
It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.
Seeing that picture, for me, was like Chartres Cathedral.
The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.
The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do.
To know one thing, you must know the opposite.
TURN ON SOME MUSIC
TURN ON SOME MUSIC...
as you enjoy learning about Henry Moore.
and as you listen, imagine yourself sculpting or at least being in the presence of a sculptor like Henry Moore.
Fill your heart with beauty!
Great Henry Moore Books
Reward offered for stolen sculpture: FOUND
Henry Moore's 'Reclining Figure' 1969-70 (LH608)
photo: The Henry Moore Foundation
The Henry Moore Foundation, at Perry Green, Hertfordshire, has suffered the loss of a large bronze sculpture by Henry Moore. Reclining Figure 1969-70 (catalogue ID: LH 608) was stolen at 22.13 on Thursday 15 December
Henry Moore's 'Reclining Figure' 1969-70-Stolen Sculpture
More musical inspiration
Pavarotti - Torna a Surriento - DeCurtis
The Essential Pavarotti (DVD) Royal Gala Concert - Royal Albert Hall Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Kurt Herbert Adler Recorded in April 13th 1982
A sculpture HOW TO
by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
The art of doing sculpture in clay .. yes indeed here I do indeed present:
Here are 6 Tips For Creating Sculpture in Clay
And let me tell you...
You are just going to adore sculpting! It even helps you w/painting. I think... it makes your eye keener.
First off, buy a bag terra cotta or med grog 'high fire' clay
Note, just so ya know...
I have never met one person who has not amazed their own selves with their first sculpture. Best thing as a beginner? Do a 'self portrait' .. get some mirrors set up to see yourself in prime time! YOU will be your most patient model.
A tip is, keep in mind that you are doing 3-D.. this seems to be the biggest hurdle for painters.... to not make their work flat.. you are sculpting, forming, not drawing.
You will also need just a few tools. My fav is a manicure tool used to push back cuticles... lol You also need a needle, cutting wire and a tool to scoop out clay.
Or, you can get one of those packaged kits.
You also need a formica bat: a round piece of wood with formica on it, or a piece of formica from old countertop.
Black trash bag, and a spray bottle.
That should be it I think.
Put your formica bat (that I mentioned you need in another email)on the floor, then drop your unwrapped bag of clay onto it. This will create a connection between clay and bat. Then.. just start pushing and shoving.. looking at your model more than you do your clay. There is a great UTube of a guy sculpting faces... well.. there are a lot of them.. so hunt those down and watch some before starting to give you some insight.
This is a good one:
Don't use the post w/paper though... it dries it out and you don't want that pressure for your first one. You are going to be hollowing this out with your tool after you are done.
Why the plastic trash bags?
When you are done for the day, spray your clay with water and the formica bat.. then press the plastic trash bag onto the formica.. to create a seal, so that it does not dry out in-between sessions. Remember too that while you are sculpting spray your work with water
but not too much at once..
you don't want the grog (sand) coming to the surface.
OK let me tell you...YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS! You will find yourself looking at peoples faces as they talk and almost not hearing them because you are looking at the form of their nose or whatever.
ohh one last thing?
There are no mistakes!
Smash and push and grab!
The image is of my sculpture, "Bleeding Wings 5"
Reclining Figure by Henry Moore
Quick, what do you think of Henry Moore?
Is music your muse?
Henry Moore and Sculpture Link List and Me
- The Henry Moore Foundation
As a crisp autumn makes way for a chill winter, visitors to Kew continue to enjoy Henry Moore's monumental sculptures against a changing backdrop. This landmark exhibition has been a hit with audiences and critics alike. In this picture a skater enjo
- Home - Henry Moore - Modern Abstract, Organic Sculpture
This site is a tribute to Henry Moore, the modern sculpture artist specializing in abstractions and organic shapes. Contains a store and shop, as well as many links of interest.
- Sculpture Resources and Tutorials for Sculptors
Sculpture Resources: Tips, Tutorials, and Techniques for Sculptors: GENERAL TOPICS: Maintaining A Healthy, Safe Studio -- Daniel Smith, manufacturer and supplier of fine artists' materials, addresses this very important topic. International Sculptu
- Artist's Lightbox for barebrush -Kathy Ostman-Magnusen, Hawaii
Site Navigation Kathy Ostman-Magnusen Click on thumbnails to see larger images and descriptions.
- Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery - New York City
~~*~~ ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen I paint and sculpt female fantasy art and map fairy tale adventures. I dream of beautiful women on canvas and art of exotic women. I have illustrated for Hay House Inc.,"Women Who Do Too Much" CARDS, taken from
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