draped reclining woman


The Draped Reclining Woman is a Henry Moore sculpture at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.

Of drapery in his work, Moore said:
“Drapery can emphasise the tension in a figure, for where the form pushes outwards, such as on the shoulders, the thighs, the breasts, etc., it can be pulled tight across the form (almost like a bandage), and by contrast with the crumpled slackness of the drapery which lies between the salient points, the pressure from inside is intensified…”

There’s several Moore sculptures in and around the Sainsbury Centre, plan a trip to see them with Visit Norwich.