The Fundación ‘la Caixa’ sponsored exhibition, “Henry Moore: Arte en la Calle” (Henry Moore: Art in the Street) has brought some of Moore’s monumental bronzes to Málaga.
Six of British Surrealist artist, Henry Moore‘s bronze sculptures can be seen on Calle Alcazabilla, in the midst of some of Málaga’s most popular tourist attractions, near to the Alcazaba fortress, the Roman amphitheatre and the old Customs House.
It’s a joy to see these modern pieces against such a historical background.
You only have another two weeks (until June 28th) to view the sculptures in Málaga, before the exhibition moves to other Spanish cities including Santander, Burgos and Pamplona.
Henry Moore would have been delighted that his sculptures are displayed on the streets of Málaga, as he once famously stated: “Sculpture is an art of the open air. I would rather have a piece of my sculpture put in a landscape, almost any landscape, than in, or on, the most beautiful building I know.”
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You did so well to capture these glorious sculptures on their own without the crowds I’m sure must have been viewing them. I rather like the laid back lady…
You’re right – I had to pick my moments … and wait 🙂 Nice to hear from you 🙂
Lots of patience needed as I imagine there would be many people wandering around
I think that first one is owned by Princeton University. I have a couple of photos of myself twenty years apart inside of it.
Excellent – maybe you should carry on the twenty year tradition, James 🙂
You’re right James, there is a cast of Oval With Points at Princeton University. Don’t worry, this one is the Foundation’s cast, the one at Princeton is still in situ.
That’s great information – thanks for taking the time to respond 🙂
Lucky you to have such a splendid showing for all to see.
OH yes, we are! 🙂
I love the first one, but having said that – they all all beautiful!
It took me AGES to get the first shot, Dianne. The entrance and exit to the Alcazaba is behind, and people were wandering in and out – I waited and waited to get the sign through the hole in the sculpture … but eventually I was rewarded … PHEW!!!
The next to last is my favourite, I like his reclining figures
… and these are only around the corner from the Plaza Merced (where Picasso was born) and the Picasso Museum. I can see his influence, can you, Gilly?
Beautiful sculptures, Marianne. The first one is my favourite. 🙂
Yes, and mine, Sylvia 🙂
Let’s see if we make it out there to the centre before it goes away! Although I’d like to see the look on my kiddies’ faces if I said, we’re going to take a walk to see – sculptures?? Probably be more successful if I said, we’re going to visit a site where you can play videos games for free haha!
Hahaha … yes, but via the sculptures, Serena!!
Fantastic! Many thanks, Marianne for a lovely Sunday read! I am going to try to go into Malaga before they move on to the next city!
They are lovely – I’m hoping to get to see them again over the next couple of weeks, too 🙂
Perfect timing for me Marianne. I am spending the day (and night) in the city next week before returning to the UK for a few days.
We are so spoiled for choice of great art in Malaga, aren’t we, Maggie? Hope you have a great time (I’m in the UK at the moment – back home to the sunshine on Tuesday evening) xx
What a wonderful idea! So glad they are touring Spain. We have some of Henry Moore’s sculptures here in Goodwood, Chichester, just down the road: our Art students love them.
Bringing art to the people 🙂 They’re wonderful!
We had edexsome Henry Moore sculptures here in Sevilla last year, in a plum spot between the Alcazar and Cathedral – looks like they’ve got an equally fab location there. Art “en la Calle” is such a wonderful idea. You can stumble upon the works and enjoy them at your own pace, with that amazing backdrop. All for free!
Yes, we are so lucky 🙂
´Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge’ – a VERY familiar sight to us from our past life…
Wonderful exhibition! Looks like the same one that came to Sevilla last year. I didn’t want them to ever leave.
Yes it does! Hope you manage to get to see them in Málaga too, Shaun 🙂
Lovely marianne. Trish
Pity it will have moved on from Malaga before your visit, Trish – though you might catch it in Santander 🙂