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The exhibition by Henry Moore – the Printmaker in Serbia

The British Council, the Nation Museum in Belgrade, the Museum of Vojvodina and Banca Intesa are announcing one of the greatest exhibitions of 20th century UK artists – Henry Moore in the National Museum in Belgrade from September 11 through October 31, and in the Museum of Vojvodina from November 7 to 30, 2014. This exhibition is brought with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, Provincial Secretariat of culture and Public Information, and the British Embassy in Belgrade.

Almost 60 years after the first Belgrade exhibition of the British sculptor that left a significant mark on the Serbian art scene, the audience will have the opportunity to get to know his less known work but still integrated part of this oeuvre- the Moore’s graphics.

Believing that a good drawing is the foundation of every sculpture, this form of artistic expression was equally important, occupying the famous artist’s attention with unrelenting intensity throughout his life. Moore’s works on paper were done as a drawing or using some of graphic techniques, firstly on lithographic stone or copper plate, dealing with natural forms, different aspects of understanding human nature, studies of animals, sculptural presentation of landscapes and architectural complexes. It is interesting to note that during his life Moore created a hundreds of ideas for the sculpture whose title indicated that it concerns two-dimensional templates for three-dimensional objects. However, Moore’s aficionados emphasize that the artist often created three-dimensional models in plaster who then became the subject in his drawings and graphics.

The exhibition of works by Henri Moore – the Printer will feature 80 graphics, 5 sculpture models and a working model, all dating back to the period between 1934 and 1984, while a set of photographs of the author himself and his creative process will provide a closer insight into his work.