The British Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Academy of Arts and the State Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan is proud to announce an exhibition Henry Moore: The Printmaker. The exhibition opens on 19 February and runs until 30 May at the State Museum of Arts.
Henry Moore is a famous British sculptor and artist of the 20th century. His work can be seen in major museums and galleries around the world. His semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures are located around the world as public works of art. These symbolize modernity and versatility, but at the same time show closeness to nature. Although, Henry Moore is an acclaimed sculptor, he also worked extensively in the field of graphics and produced over seven hundred etchings and lithographs.
The exhibition launched in Tashkent consists of a significant collection of graphic prints showing particular textures, light and tone in etchings and lithographs. These are mainly artwork created between 1949 and 1983 and reflect various themes that inspired the artist. The exhibition also includes nine contextual photographs of sculptures located in Henry Moore’s former home and studios in the UK.
The exhibition programme also includes master classes, competitions, and seminars by David Mitchinson, former Head of Collections and Exhibitions of the Henry Moore Foundation, a British charity founded by Henry Moore in 1977 to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts.
Her Majesty’s Ambassador Mr George Edgar hosted a traditional English tea party to mark the opening of the exhibition. This was attended by Uzbek officials, artists, journalists and diplomats.
The Ambassador said welcoming guests:
I am very pleased that as a result of cooperation between the British Council and the State Museum of Arts, the people of Tashkent have the opportunity to see some of the works of one of the greatest British artists of the 20th century. I look forward to continued exchange and cooperation in the sphere of arts and culture.