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Fjord

Accession Number
2011/1.122

Title
Fjord

Artist(s)
Henry Moore

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1973

Medium & Support
lithograph on Hodgkinson paper

Dimensions
16 in x 13 1/4 in (40.64 cm x 33.66 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Corrine Lemberg

Subject matter
One of four loose leaf lithographs included alongside a book of assorted poems by the Pulitzer Prize winning British-American poet W. H. Auden that has an accompany of lithographs designed especially for the project by British sculptor Henry Moore. Henry Moore drew the accompanying images in response to the choosen poems between February and December of 1973. The lihtographs are included in a slipcase in a box that also includes the book (Edition B, 2011/1.125). The three other accompanying works are "Multitude II" (2011/1.121), "Thin-lipped Armourer II" (2011/1.123), and "Forest" (2011/1.124). For the aesthetics of this print, Moore was inspired by the turn-of-the-century French Pointalist artist Georges Seurat. Instead of focusing on outlines, this landscape fuses light, depth, volume in order to create a more mystical vision of the unidentified Scandinavian fjord.

Physical Description
Lithograph of a landscape with water at the foreground, trees at the water's edge, and mountains rising in the background. Signed (l.r.) "Moore" and numbered (l.l.) "53/150" in pencil.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Additional Object Classification(s)
Unbound Work

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
bodies of water (natural)
fiords
lithographs
mountains
poetry

1 Related Resource

CRC Classroom Resource: Art Books 
(Part of: CRC Classroom Resources)

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