Henry Moore in 1975, standing next to his sculpture Working Model for Oval with Points, Henry Moore, Italy, Italy (Photo by Allan Warren)
Henry Moore in 1975, standing next to his sculpture Working Model for Oval with Points

The foremost sculptor of the middle 20th century

Henry Moore (1898-1986) saw himself as a sort of reincarnation of Michelangelo, mining his marbles from the same quarries and letting the stone itself dictate the final, flowing, abstract, surrealistic figures carved from it.

Selected works by Henry Moore in Italy


"Reclining Figure" or "Figura sdraiata" (1938; cast 1946) by Henry Moore in the Peggy Guggenheim, Venice

Where to find works by Henry Moore in Italy

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Facing the Grand Canal is Marino Marini's "L'angelo della città" or "The Angel of the City" (1948–50) (Photo by Edal)
Peggy Guggenheim
Venice: Dorsoduro

The modern art of the Collezione Peggy Guggenheim

 
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The Matisse Chapel in Room 14 (Photo courtesy of the Vatican Museums)

The Vatican Museums's early and modern religious art

 
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Japanese kai (painted shells for playing kai-awase), Edo period (Photo by Sailko)
Ca' Pésaro
Venice: Santa Croce

Venice's Ca' Pésaro and two collections: Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna (Gallery of Modern Art) and Museo d'Arte Orientale (Asian Art Museum)