Henry Moore was a prolific sculptor, famous for his large bronze abstract works which can be seen all over the world as public art. The three pieces shown in this post were all created by Henry Moore for
the City of Jeddah. Besides these, there are many more that the
sculptor was commissioned to do for the city as well.
Large Spindle Piece - by Henry Moore
From his humble beginnings as a coal miner's son in England, Moore
became an extremely successful commercial artist but he continued his
lifelong frugal habits. His Henry Moore Foundation was endowed with his
earnings and continues to support art education and promotes the arts
to this day.
Three Piece Reclining Figure No. 1 - by Henry Moore
The above piece is one of many of Moore's various reclining figures, a theme he explored mainly with the female form in mind. My own interpretation of the above sculpture is "reclining elephant." Do you see it too?
Oval with Points - by Henry Moore
These Henry Moore sculptures can all be viewed at the new Open Air Sculpture Park in the Middle Corniche, which is the site for the opening ceremony on Saturday, February 1st at 6pm, kicking off the first of many events scheduled for Jeddah Art Week. The public is welcome at any of the events. Hope to see you