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Creator:
Henry Moore, 1898–1986, British
Title:

Draped Torso

Date:
ca. 1953
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
5 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 7 inches (14 × 16.5 × 17.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B2006.14.12
Classification:
Sculptures
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
figure study | nude | woman
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54431
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Moore produced an enormous number of small maquettes over the course of his career and they played an important part in his artistic process. A selection of them is displayed here. As he explained: “Sometimes I make ten or twenty maquettes for every one that I use in a large scale—the others may get rejected. If a maquette keeps its interest enough for me to want to realize it as a full-scale final work, then I might make a working model in an intermediate size, in which changes will be made before going to the real, full-sized sculpture.”

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016



Moore produced an enormous number of small maquettes over the course of his career, and they played an important part in his artistic process. A selection of them is displayed here. As he explained: "Sometimes I make ten or twenty maquettes for every one that I use in a large scale-the others may get rejected. If a maquette keeps its interest enough for me to want to realize it as a full-scale final work, then I might make a working model in an intermediate size, in which changes will be made before going to the real, full-sized sculpture."

Gallery label for Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11)

Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]


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