Photographer's Note

For making photos of the paintings you need special creativity just skill. and the best you can do it is to be as close as possible to the original, but in fact it is not your work. So to make it the composition of your own you should include something more , for instance the visitors admiring the picture. With sculpture it is quite different situation, specially when it is big piece of art. You must choose the best vantage point and depending of it you get quite different captures. Here three photos of the "Reclining figure" by Henry Moore. I was very lucky to see the big exhibition of Moore's sculptures in Hatfield House.

Which one you like most? The main photo or this , or this this ?
,"An outdoor exhibition of 15 monumental bronze works by Henry Moore was open at Hatfield House. It is the centre piece of a year of events to celebrate the Hertfordshire stately home's 400th anniversary.

'Moore at Hatfield' is the largest collection of the British sculptor's monumental works ever exhibited in the grounds of an historic house.
The Marquis of Salisbury, whose family have owned the Jacobean house continuously for the past 400 years, said the exhibition was an appropriate way of celebrating the anniversary of the completion of the house in 1611.

"We wanted to celebrate the fact that Hatfield from the very beginning has been interested in the arts," he said. "The builder of the house [Robert Cecil] was a tremendous artistic patron of music, pictures and sculpture.

"We thought that since he was at the cutting edge of the world of the arts at the beginning of the 17th Century, it would be rather fun to have one, if not the greatest, of the British modern 20th Century sculptors in the form of Henry Moore to help us celebrate that anniversary. It would be in the spirit of the house.

Moore, who died in 1986, said that "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 in the world".

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