Heny Moore at Museo Novecento

Henry Moore at Museo Novecento

The works of the great Henry Moore are back in Florence. The last time his masterpieces were exposed in the city was in the memorable exhibition at the Forte Belvedere in 1972, when his famous sculptures were the protagonists of a remarkable and unforgettable experience. Now, at the Museo Novecento, the expectation is that once again the artist’s works will win over visitors in a memorable event as it was almost 50 years ago.

The exhibition “Henry Moore. The Sculptor’s Drawing”, that will be open until July 18, is a tribute to the master with about 70 drawings of the artist along with graphics and sculptures. Though these works it will be possible to deepen the conceptual and formal genesis of Moore’s creations, through the analysis of some of the recurring iconographic themes as natural forms such as rocks, pebbles, roots, and trunks. But not only: animals, skulls, and the hands of the artist are the focus of the exhibition.


The bound with Florence

Right at the ground floor the visitors of the Museo Novecento will face the famous elephant skull from the artist’s studio. It is a work of years, during which Moore created a series of engravings, which underline the analysis of shapes from various points of view and with multiple formal solutions.

The exhibition strengthens even more the bound of the artist with Tuscany, where many of his works are housed. The Warrior, in the Cloister of Santa Croce, is one of them. The monumental marble sculpture near the city of Prato is another.

It is important to say that Florence has a fundamental role at Moore’s trajectory as an artist. He arrived in the city for the first time in 1925 during his first study trip to Italy and that was when he could see, study, and analyze the creations of the great masters of the past, including Giotto, Donatello, Masaccio and above all Michelangelo.

It was time the city paid a tribute to the modern sculptor who was able to, during his time in the cradle of humanism in art – meaning Florence – and after, interpret and develop the lessons he learned from the great Renaissance masters.



18.01.2021 – 18.07.2021


Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10, 50123 Firenze, Italia


Tel. 055 286132 / info@muse.comune.fi.it

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