Inspiration & Progress

In celebration of Henry Moore and his grand contributions to contemporary art, Burberry staged an exhibition at its Makers House in London’s Soho neighborhood this month. An influence for Christopher Bailey’s February 2017 collection, which the fashion brand just debuted days ago, Moore’s ginormous creative meditations—including, “Mother and Child: Block Seat” (1983-84), “Draped Reclining Mother and Baby” (1983), and “Torso with Point” (1967)—filled the space in over 40 brilliant, large-scale objects, working models, drawings, maquettes, and others. Known for his works in sculpture and modernism, the late Moore ascended to icon status in the United Kingdom during the end of the 40s. Today, his legacy continues as the world realizes his analogies of the human body in highly stylized, monumental bronze manners.

 

Following Henry Moore's display, a program of like-minded, art-focused workshops took place at the new Burberry show space, Makers House, including printmaking, textile printing, life drawing, and a wax-resist watercolor class.