Work 175; Human Glaciation


Adulteration  1; Human Glaciation
c. Michael St.Mark 2006

First in a series taking existing famous artworks and re-defining them in abstract appropriation terms.
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Adulteration I b
Two Piece Reclining Figure No.5, Kenwood House Two Piece Reclining Figure No.5, Kenwood House
Moore Outside – Two Piece Reclining Figure No.5, Kenwood House

Two Piece Reclining Figure No.5 1963–4
Kenwood House
Hampstead Lane
London NW3 7RJ

The Two Piece Reclining Figure was something of a breakthrough. In the later half of the Fifties Moore had created a series of seated women. When he made his first two piece reclining figure however, without even sketching it beforehand, he was amazed by the unexpected views it offered. The front view doesn’t enable one to foresee the back view. As you move round it, the two parts overlap or they open up and there’s space between. It feels like a journey.