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Henry Moore's Sheep Sketchbook

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In 1972, when the packing and crating for a major exhibition made it impossible for him to work in his sculpture studios, Henry Moore retreated to a small studio that looks out on a sheep meadow. Over the course of several months, as sheep were suckled and sheared, Moore produced this delightful flock of sketches and drawings. Sheep are as much a commonplace of the English ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 17th 2008 by Thames & Hudson (first published January 1st 1980)
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Charles
Dec 15, 2014 Charles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art, read-in-14
Bryant's recent review of Lydia Davis' The Cows sent me to the garage to dig this gem out. I had admired Henry Moore's hanging balance sculptures. I even tried my hand at making a few of driftwood and sea worn rocks.
When I spied this book I had to own it so I could look at Henry Moore's sheep sketches. Some more abstract fit my expectations others caught the posture or realistic poses of these animals.
On a hill high on the English border with Wales I chased a herd of sheep with idiot delight
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Jacob
Apr 07, 2008 Jacob rated it really liked it
"All artists have some subjects that excite them more than others, and the sheep became one of those obsessive subjects." What a right-thinking man, this Henry Moore. He gets it. These sketches are an essential addition to any sheep collection. Bring the book to the kitchen table and try copying the sketches for hours of family fun.
LemontreeLime
Its utterly ridiculous, but oh how much I love the drawings in this book! More than his sculptures! Everyone should have something that makes them smile, and this is definitely one of mine - those silly smug fluffy sheep scribbled forever in ink pen.
Peter Hall
Dec 31, 2013 Peter Hall rated it it was amazing
If you like sheep or art this is a wonderful short book. A facsimile of Moore's sketch book the construction of solid sheep from ball and felt tip pen is mesmerising.
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Apr 27, 2015 Ken French rated it it was amazing
A side of Moore I hadn't seen before. Bought this at the Tate Britain two days ago.
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it's a lot of sheep in pen and ink
"I have always liked sheep."
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