D'Arcy Thompson and the modern sculptural imagination

Institute workshop and gallery discussion
31st May 2014
The Henry Moore Institute, 2-6pm

Blaschka model of a Jellyfish

Courtesy University of Dundee Museum Services, D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum
Photo: Stephen Robinson

The work of D'Arcy Thompson has inspired the work of many artists, including Henry Moore, Richard Hamilton, Kenneth Martin and Tony Cragg, from the late 1910s onwards. This workshop examines this influence, looking at his writing and his collection of objects.

With artists Tony Cragg, Patrick Keiller and Bruce Gernand and academics Matthew Jarron (University of Dundee), Jennifer Mundy (Tate Britain) and Edward Juler (Edinburgh College of Art).

Audio recordings of some of the talks are available to listen to online, including 'D'arcy Thompson and the Visual Influence of 'On Growth and Form'' by Matthew Jarron, 'Digital D'Arcy' by Bruce Gernand and 'As Found: 'On Growth and Form' and the Independent Group' by Patrick Keiller. Audio recordings from this workshop are also available in the Henry Moore Institute Research Library.

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