The Museum Jorge Rando in Malaga is exhibiting a collection of lithographs by the British artist and sculptor Henry Moore. The series of works are entitled 'Henry Moore. Entre lo terrenal y lo eterno' (Between the earthly and the eternal) and were completed between 1971 and 1973.
"The occasions when we have been able to enjoy Henry Moore's exhibitions in Spain are few and far between, but an exhibition of graphic work is something exceptional", explained Vanesa Díez, the museum director.
"For Moore, drawing was not simply the cornerstone of all his sculptural work, but represented a fundamental pillar in his artistic career, from the time he began his studies in York until his death in 1986," she added.
In this way, Díez has vindicated the importance of drawing in Moore's trajectory as "an independent way, a way to express his ideas in parallel with his sculptural work". Because, as the director of the Museum Jorge Rando explained, "His sculpture has had so much attention that it has relegated his drawings."
The series exhibited this summer in the Malaga museum also investigates Moore's formal works which Díez described: "From 1920 onwards Moore developed drawing in a very personal pictorial language in which, in order to represent three-dimensions on paper, he eliminated the use of shadow and light in order to do so through what he calls sectional lines."
The result is a set of engravings that concentrate on the textures of the rocks that make up Stonehenge, rather than the global images of the site built thousands of years ago, the purpose of which is still the subject of debate among specialists. A solar calendar, a burial site, an astronomical observatory? In any case, a place for pilgrimage and recollection. Similar to art.