'Henry Moore-The Printmaker' opens at National Museum
BELGRADE - An exhibition of works by Henry Moore (1898-1986), one of the greatest British artists of the 20th century, has opened at the National Museum in Belgrade and will run through October 31.
Culture Minister Ivan Tasovac declared the exhibition open on Thursday evening, noting that Moore, as a true modernist, has outgrown the national boundaries and that his basic compositions carry a deeply human thought and harmony that connects man and nature.
Almost 60 years after Henry Moore's first exhibition in Belgrade, which made a significant mark on the Serbian artistic scene, visitors will be able to familiarize themselves with a less widely known part of his creative output - his prints.
The exhibition consists of 80 prints, five 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 provide a closer insight into his work.
The works included in the exhibition, titled "Henry Moore-The Printmaker", are part of a special collection of the British Council's Museum without Walls, to which the artist himself donated more than 200 exceptional works of art in 1984.
To Moore, who believed that a good drawing is the foundation of every sculpture, this form of artistic expression was equally important, occupying the famous sculptor's attention with unrelenting intensity throughout his life.
While the exhibition is on show, the National Museum in Belgrade will organize panel discussions, workshops for children and adults to help them learn more about Moore's art. The exhibition will also be on display at the museum of the Serbian province of Vojvodina from November 7 through 30.