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This is the third and final post in this series.  We have so many images of Henry’s work it is difficult to choose which to include.  Some of these sculptures are huge yet suit our human scale.  Many call out to be touched and walked through.  But please, do not climb on the sculptures!

All photographs copyright R and S Sprange – and may not be reproduced.  For a virtual tour of Perry Green and the Moore/Rodin Exhibition by the curators click here

Reclining Figure: Bunched - HM

Reclining Figure: Bunched – HM

The glorious weather added to our enjoyment.  But I would love to walk among these pieces in many different seasons and lighting conditions.

Reclining Figure: Bunched - HM detail

Reclining Figure: Bunched – HM detail

I slipped in a couple of images from Rodin’s work

The Fallen Caryatid with Stone

The Fallen Caryatid with Stone – AR

A caryatid is a female form supporting a structure in ancient architecture.  Here Rodin has wondered what would happen if one became too tired to continue and fell.  Notice, she doesn’t drop her burden.

The Fallen Caryatid with Stone - HM

The Fallen Caryatid with Stone – AR

Three Piece Sculpture - HM showing scale

Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae – HM showing scale (with an unidentified photographer)

Three Piece Sculpture - HM

Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae – HM

I enjoy these images with or without people in the frame.  Sculpture is designed to be explored. It becomes part of the landscape which includes the people.

Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae -  HM

Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae – HM

There is so much to observe and feel as you move around and into these pieces. While I concentrated on each piece I was aware of the other pieces placed around the gardens.

Family Group - HM photo SKS

Family Group – HM photo SKS

Somehow, I missed this one, it was in another small field.  I am glad Susan found it and captured some fine images of the group.

Family Group - HM photo SKS

Family Group – HM photo SKS

The offices are in the background left and the house, Hoglands to the right. These forms remind me of Inuit soap-stone carvings from northern Canada.

Our daughter interacting with Three Piece Reclining Figure : Draped - HM

Our daughter interacting with Three Piece Reclining Figure : Draped – HM

This grouping changes completely when viewed from different angles.  Each piece has its own beauty and meaning.  When viewed as a group the overall theme is understood.  I have always been fascinated by individual beauty and group beauty. It was good to see our daughter getting down to frame the shot she wanted.

Three Piece Reclining Figure : Draped

Three Piece Reclining Figure : Draped

This is the same grouping from the opposite side and with a different background.

Sheep Piece - with sheep

Sheep Piece – with sheep

This is the large sculpture Henry called Sheep Piece.  It sits in the sheep field. Here some of the sheep are grazing near by.

Daughter having fun with Sheep Piece

Daughter having fun with Sheep Piece

Looking under and through these sculptures is fun as well as enlarging our understanding of the piece.

Goslar Warrior - detail HM

Goslar Warrior – detail HM

This is part of a reclining figure with a shield.  Some see an alien form others a Norman helmet.  What do you see?

Large Reclining Figure - HM from an less usual angle

Large Reclining Figure – HM from a less usual angle

On my first post in this series I showed the Large Reclining Figure on the hill and from the angle traditionally photographed.  I wanted you to see how interwoven the form is when viewed from the side.

The Arch - HM

The Arch – HM

Here is a close up of the large piece Henry called The Arch.  Everyone enjoys walking under the Arch and standing beneath it. When I look at the negative space at this angle I see a young woman looking up.  Squint at the sky under the arch – do you see her?

Me interacting with Reclining Figure: Bunched  -  Photo SKS

Me interacting with Reclining Figure: Bunched –
Photo SKS

I put this in as I was intrigued by the angle of my arm in sympathy with the slope of the form. I’m not sure why I have kept this away from the other images of this piece shown earlier in the post.

Square Form with Cut - HM

Square Form with Cut – HM

A very cold, precise title for such a smooth and captivating piece.

Square Form with Cut - HM

Square Form with Cut – HM

The traditional view of this piece seen in catalogues and art books.

Double Oval - HM

Double Oval – HM

Another huge sculpture.  Two forms in symmetry.

The Arch - HM

The Arch – HM

Another shot of the Arch giving a better sense of the scale.

Woman - HM detail

Woman – HM detail

The raindrop makes it look like she has been crying.

Woman - HM detail

Woman – HM detail

I like this head-shot with the garden setting.

Mother and Child - HM

Mother and Child – HM

And finally a closeup of the Mother and Child. A mixture of complexity and simplicity of forms – just like mother/child relationships.

I hope you enjoyed these glimpses of this wonderful exhibition.  Thank you to my family for indulging my desire to visit Perry Green. and adding to my enjoyment by their enthusiastic presence.

Lunch was good too – even had tea in teapots!

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