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Henry Moore: Bronze Form


Salamanca Lawn, Welington Botanic Gardens, Wellington

Bronze form is a sculpture by Henry Moore located on the Salamanca Lawn at the Wellington Botanic Gardens.

Presented to the city by Fletcher Challenge Bronze Form was placed in Midland Park in the centre of the city in 1988, and then moved to its present site in 1995.

"Henry Moore (1898 - 1986) was one of the outstanding sculptors of the 20th century. His work has had a strong influence on contemporary figural sculpture.

An important and lasting influence on Moore's work was the world of nature. 'The human figure', he wrote, 'is what interests me most deeply, but I have found principles of form and rhythm from the study of natural objects, such as pebbles, rocks, bones, trees, plants.'

There were six cast, the one in Wellington is No 4.

Image courtesy of Wellington City Council.

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