Alexander Stoddart

Heroic Bust: Henry Moore

About this artwork

Stoddart’s work is in the tradition of neo-classicism and has attracted much controversy. This bust of Henry Moore was conceived in response to a widely held view that Moore’s work (and that of many other celebrated modern artists) is ‘classical’. In making an aggressively neo-classical bust of Moore, Stoddart wishes to attack such blurred definitions and restore some precision to our understanding of what is classical – and what is not. Stoddart stated "to put it bluntly, Henry Moore does not make monuments, that function which put classicism on earth". Commanding and imposing, the bust sits on a plinth over two metres high and was cast in bronze by the Powderhall Foundry, Edinburgh.

  • title:
    Heroic Bust: Henry Moore
  • accession number:
    GMA 3669
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  • materials:
    Bronze
  • date created:
    1990 (cast 1992)
  • measurements:
    261.00 x 51.00 x 49.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1992
  • copyright:
    © Alexander and Catriona Stoddart

Alexander Stoddart

Alexander Stoddart