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Large Slow Form

Through this sculpture of a tortoise, Moore sought to express ideas about the relationship of abstract forms. He wrote about the idea behind the work as follows: 'It is one right-angled form, repeated five times, and arranged together to make an organic composition. This repeated slow right-angle reminded me of the action of a tortoise.'

Credit: Presented by the artist 1978

1962, cast 1968
490.0 x 844.0 x 460.0 mm
Image © The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, 2022
Text © Tate Britain, 2022

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