Henry Moore prints and sculptures in Skopje

Eighty prints (etching and lithography) and six bronze maquette sculptures by one of the greatest English artists of the 20th century, Henry Moore will be displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Skopje.

The exhibit, organised by the British Council in Macedonia, opens on Thursday and will be closed in late May.

Moore's works will be initially displayed in Skopje and then in neighbouring countries, Montenegro, Albania and Serbia. The initiative was launched in June 2012 when the British Council in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Arts organised an exhibition by British artists to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Moore, who created large sculptures for open spaces, in the Skopje museum will be presented with smaller works to fit in the closed premises.

David Mitchinson, the curator of the show, will be a honorary guest at the opening.

An accompanying programme is also being organised at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, including workshops for young artists inspired by Moore's works.

His works are part of the rich public collection of 9,000 works by British artists housed at the British Council in London.

Henry Spencer Moore (1898 – 1986) was an English sculptor and artist. He was best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. His forms are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. He was instrumental in introducing a particular form of modernism to the United Kingdom. ik/9:02


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