Thursday, December 18, 2014
Partial Reclining Figure
Henry Moore's sculpture, "Three Piece Reclining Figure: Draped", as it stands outside of the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio. Here I have seemingly cut off the head of the woman, but in truth the artist did not give the work a head. Like so many pieces of art crafted by men, the female subject lacks a head. Is this because the artists lacks the skill to render the fine facial features of the female form? Or is it because he doesn't deem it necessary that she have a head? It's the Praying Mantis effect in reverse. While it doesn't always happen, it happens often enough for it to be noticeable.