This landmark exhibition is the first time Moore's artworks have been presented in Russia and the exhibition spans his career through a retrospective of his outstanding pieces - from early carvings in stone, wood, marble (even two in stalactite), through drawings and tapestries to later iconic sculptures of the 1980s. It will be a rare chance to see 3 of Moore's stunning large-scale tapestries outside Perry Green, his former home.
The display is completed with a special collection of drawings, ranging from preliminary drawings and ideas for sculpture to heavily-worked compositions, as well as a selection of tapestries, intended to give a unique insight into the Moore's working methods.
Amoung the exhibited works is Girl With Clasped Hands (1930) - on loan to the Kremlin from the British Council's Collection.
The first major book on Moore in Russian is being published to coincide with the opening of the exhibition, with contributions from the artist’s daughter, Mary (whose mother was Russian), Dawn Ades, David Mitchinson, Jeremy Lewison and Chris Stephens.
The exhibition is a partnership between the Henry Moore Foundation, the British Council and the Kremlin Museums, and is generously sponsored by DeutscheBank.
The exhibition runs until 10 May 2012 more information can be found on the Kremlin's website.