Unreal Nature

July 28, 2012

Anxious / with an internal myriad / movement

Filed under: Uncategorized — unrealnature @ 7:54 am

This Henry Moore quote is taken from Five British Sculptors: Work and Talk by Warren Forma (1964):

… One of the things I would like to think my sculpture has is a force, is a strength, is a life, a vitality from inside it, so that you have a sense that the form is pressing from inside trying to burst or trying to give off the strength from inside itself, rather than having something which is just shaped from outside and stopped. It’s as though you have something trying to make itself come to a shape from inside itself.

[This post’s title is taken from today’s other post.]

My most recent previous Moore quote is here.




1 Comment

  1. A wonderful description of the power inherent in great sculpture.

    I almost said “great western sculpture”, because Moore exemplifies the driving urge to convexity in western art … but, as i thought about it (luckily before i made a fool of myself by clicking “post comment”) I realised that it is no less true in artistic traditions (such as African carving, for example) which embody the opposite tendency towards concavity.


    Comment by Felix — July 28, 2012 @ 9:34 am

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