228.5 cm (7.5 ft)
The original sculpture was commissioned for the Festival of Britain which was a post-war festival in 1951 that celebrated national contributions to art, science, technology, design and other fields. Moore understood that the sculpture’s initial site was not its permanent home, so he crafted it as if it was always going to be viewed from all sides. The sculpture was eventually moved to the Tuileries Garden following the festival.
Because of his prolific number of public works across the globe, Henry Moore is likely one of the most widely known Modern sculptors. His works are seen in a number of countries across the globe. He is known primarily for his abstract compositions of human forms and other shapes found in nature.
If You Go:
The Tuileries Garden is a free public garden just west of Louvre Museum and is well worth the visit. This piece is adjacent to the northeast corner of the Orangerie and roughly between the Pont de la Concorde and the Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor.
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