Describing what you see: sculpture


Describing what you see: Sculpture, Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure, 1951, plaster and string, 105.4 x 227.3 x 89.2 cm (Tate Britain) © The Henry Moore Foundation.


Additional resources
This sculpture at Tate Britain

Introduction: Learning to look and think critically,” a chapter in Reframing Art History (our free art history textbook)

Introduction: Close looking and approaches to art,” a chapter in Reframing Art History (our free art history textbook)—especially useful for materials related to formal (visual) analysis


Smarthistory images for teaching and learning:

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Describing what you see: sculpture," in Smarthistory, April 6, 2019, accessed June 26, 2022, https://smarthistory.org/describing-sculpture/.