Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Henry Moore "King and Queen", RHS Wisley, 5th February 2016

Made in 1953, the original studio copy for Henry Moore's "King and Queen" series of sculptures is an added bonus this winter at RHS Wisley. It overlooks the "canal" standing in front of the already beautiful period building that houses the laboratory. Moore chanced on the design while shaping his modelling wax into a flattened head and thence into the King, to be joined by the Queen. This is the third year the the sculpture has been on display, retained by popular demand. By way of contrast, another of the sculptures is on display at the Tate. Wisley suits the monarchs better don't you think?

The original buildings at Wisley are attractive even on an overcast, cold February day.

And suburban though it might be I like the house by the entrance.

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