Wednesday, 19 March 2008

A day out at Kew Gardens

Not having planned on blogging for a while, I had such a great day on Saturday, visiting the largest ever exhibition of Henry Moore sculptures at Kew Gardens
http://www.kew.org/henry-moore/ that I thought I would share some photos.



The different textures are fascinating. Some are so smooth from being stroked over the years. Each time they are exhibited they are cleaned and given a new coat of beeswax.



As you walk round the sculptures and look through the holes or gaps in them, the sculpture becomes a frame and your view of the surroundings change. I can't remember what these are made out but the colour is gorgeous.








The pieces are so huge that they had to be lifted over the gates of Kew by crane.








Mother and child was one of his favourite themes.



These lines are so simple with the spine protruding, and just calling out to be stroked.










Whilst the exhibition is only on for about another ten days, you can also see his sculptures at his home at Perry Green in Hertfordshire.

http://www.henry-moore-fdn.co.uk/matrix_engine/content.php?page_id=4361

9 comments:

Kentish Maid said...

Great photos, Lesley. I wish I'd known this was on, but I'm not going to be able to go now, so thanks for showing these.
Sheila

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Jan said...

love you're superb narative and photography,Henry is one of my favourites.Would you have any objection to me using one of your Gaudi photographs (Barcelona trip) as I'm studying various types of staircases for my C+G course?
regards Jan

Carol said...

Happy New Year Lesley. Am I at the right page or have you moved? Carol in hot Sydney on this new year's day.

maggi said...

Thanks so much for sharing these photos. I used o love going to Kew when I lived down there and can imagine that these looked wonderful in the setting.

MargaretR said...

I love Henry Moore's sculptures and you have taken some photos from very interesting angles. How lucky to be able to go to the exhibition.

Carol said...

Hi Lesley, thanks for visiting me. All the best, Carol

AdeleSews said...

Thanks Lesley. Love your photos of your trip, you have such an exciting life :-)

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Regards
Jackie