Interactive Tour of Perry Green

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Henry Moore, Large Upright Internal/External Form

Large Upright Internal/External Form in Spring

photo: Emily Peters

1981-82
LH 297a
bronze edition of 1 + 1
cast: Morris Singer, Basingstoke
height 673cm

This large bronze stands, sentinel-like, on an incline guarding a large pond at the periphery of the Foundation’s estate. It is a good example of the internal/external theme, clearly showing an enclosed form being protected by an outer shape. The vulnerability of the interior element is emphasised by the strength of the encircling or embracing exterior form. This sculptural concept can be related to many of Moore’s mother and child motifs and to his series of helmet heads.