On the 17th June the L5 visited the Henry Moore Gardens and Studios as a part of our GCSE sculpture project.
It was a very interesting trip, and we not only learnt a lot about Moore's life and artworks but also had a chance to see a lot of his works up close. We were taken around the gardens by informative tour guides, and had the opportunity to both photograph and sketch some of the sculptures in situ.
We also had the opportunity to see the Maquette Studios, where we saw many of Moore’s smaller sculptures that he worked on before developing them into his more well known, larger ones. The maquettes were fascinating to see, as they were all so different, some being of reclining figures and others being of animals, and different objects, we also have the chance later in our course to make our own maquettes.
We learnt a lot about his different ways of working, such as how he used bronze and plaster for his sculptures, as well as the techniques he used. It was so interesting to see his works in the gardens, in the environment they were originally designed to be in, and how they blended together with the natural landscape.
By Behnoush and Maddie (L5Q)
- LEH Art