Reclining Figure – 1981 // Henry Moore
Reclining outside the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a figure of a man. With a head far too small for his body it can only be the work of the famed British sculptor Henry Moore. Donated to the Segerstrom by the Angels of the Art on June 11, 1984, this work titled “Reclining Figure – 1981,” greets visitors as they approach the entrance to the art center.
Winged Figure // Barbara Hepworth // commissioned 1961, erected 1963, aluminum alloy & stainless steel // John Lewis 2nd floor façade, Holles Street // Cadmium Yellow Walk
London is a city filled with art. Despite its numerous world renowned art museums, why not try something a little different? Tate has supplied a map of various art walks throughout the city allowing you the opportunity to explore public works of art; art outside the museum walls. Tate’s guide supplies a map of each walk and a list of approximately ten works with a brief caption about the piece. As of now I have completed four of the ten walks. These journeys led me to explore public art in Kensington and Hyde Park, Covent Garden, Soho and Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury. These are my favorite works from each walk.
Selene // Hew Locke // 2013 // bronze // Nadler Hotel, Carlisle Street, W1 // Moss Green Walk
The Arch // Henry Moore // 1979-1980 // Travertine stone // Kensington Gardens // Scarlet Walk
Bluerain // Michael Brown // 2009 // 23,520 blue light-emitting diodes LSE Library // Portugal Street // Turquoise Walk
Knife Edge — Two Piece // Henry Moore
Directly in front of Parliament on the Abingdon Green sits a Henry Moore sculpture. Known as Knife Edge — Two Piece, the work was given to Britain in 1967. The sculpture is split in half, allowing viewers perspectives to change as they walk around this work.
With a breathtaking view of the Oresund Sound, the Louisiana Museum of Art is worth the visit. Upon entering the grounds you can decide if you would like to enter the museum or wander through the sculpture park. However, these two decisions are not mutually exclusive. The glass walls of the museum allow you to see the sculptures outside when you are in the museum and if you are outside, you can view the paintings hanging on the wall. The museum incorporates nature in a minimalistic fashion that elegantly showcases Danish architectural styles.
Reclining Figure No. 5 (Seagram) // Henry Moore // 1963-1964
Phases of Nothingness // Nobu Sekine // 1970
The Gate in the Gorge // Richard Serra // 1986
Almost Snow Plow (L) // 1964-1976 & Nervures Minces (R) // 1983 // Alexander Calder