OOS Sculpture

Large Spindle Piece

1974 / Henry Moore / Gambier

Large Spindle Piece

"Henry Spencer Moore’s Large Spindle Piece is a cast-bronze biomorphic form, fragmented into flowing waves and points. In conceiving this work, Moore drew from multiple sources: the form is based on a flint pebble the artist found around his home in Hertfordshire, England, and its movement is inspired by a detail in Michelangelo’s painting of God’s hand reaching out to Adam’s finger on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Moore was interested in developing three dimensions in his pieces in new ways, which led him to introduce negative space into this sculpture. As a result, this amorphous twisting form seems to undulate out of an absent center."

Isabelle Brauer `16

Location: Kenyon College, College Rd.

County

: Knox

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Citation

: Henry Moore, “Large Spindle Piece,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed May 16, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1863.

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Large Spindle Piece

Description

"Henry Spencer Moore’s Large Spindle Piece is a cast-bronze biomorphic form, fragmented into flowing waves and points. In conceiving this work, Moore drew from multiple sources: the form is based on a flint pebble the artist found around his home in Hertfordshire, England, and its movement is inspired by a detail in Michelangelo’s painting of God’s hand reaching out to Adam’s finger on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Moore was interested in developing three dimensions in his pieces in new ways, which led him to introduce negative space into this sculpture. As a result, this amorphous twisting form seems to undulate out of an absent center."

Isabelle Brauer `16

Creator

Date

1974

Subject

Source

http://www.thegundgallery.org/2015/07/large-spindle-piece/

Contributor

Identifier

1863

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Location Notes

Kenyon College- Science Quad

Location Site

Location Street

College Rd.

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Creation Date

1974

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