In 1950, Yorkshire-born Henry Moore was considered the world’s premier sculptor.
Moore was inspired by the human form, and his early work is characterised by angular lines and hard corners, while his later pieces acquire a modernist bent, fluidly misshapen and stylised.

In the way photographers abide by rules of composition, Moore’s work exemplifies the tenets of sculpture.

Where this exhibition fascinates is in tracing his approach to these conventions – as the years passed, his parameters  blurred, incubating his most original and influential work.

Moore also produced hundreds of sketches of London during World War II, capturing the experience of emerging from a night sheltered in Liverpool Street station to find a ravaged city skyline falling apart amid an ashen dawn.


» Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG, Until Aug 8. £12.50