For a selection of work in the exhibition see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/5322900.stm
Henry Moore: War and Utility
Tube Shelter Perspective (1941)
To mark the twentieth anniversary of Henry Moore’s death, Imperial War Museum London is hosting Henry Moore: War and Utility, a major retrospective exhibition that comprises over 160 works produced between 1938 and 1954, with an emphasis on the Second World War, when, along with John Nash, Graham Sutherland and others, he was one of the country’s official war artists.
The ‘Shelter Drawings’ are probably the most famous product of Moore’s work as a war artist and form the bulk of this exhibition. These drawings have been favourites of mine for years and I’d like to be able to get down to the IWM to see them sometime.
The Two Sleepers