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www.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 201149PRIVATE VIEW lasting impression is one of peacefulness- the mother gazes tranquilly towards thehorizon - a universal factor in many ofMoore's figures.Moore famously took cues from nature.Indeed, visitors to his studio at The HenryMoore Foundation can see many of theobjects he collected while out strolling inthe surrounding countryside, amongthem stones, bones, shells and pieces ofdriftwood. The inspiration behind LockingPiecewas actually two small stoneslocked together, and it is fascinating toequate this imposing hunk of bronze withthe rocks and pebbles found at the PerryGreen workshops.Moore's conviction that a sculptureshould have a sense of mystery, andshould hold the viewer's attention for aslong as possible as he or she attemptedto find meaning, is perfectly demonstratedby Large Totem Head. Its sexualsuggestiveness caused a stir when a castof the work was given by a Germandepartment store chain to the city ofNuremberg. However, Moore roundlyrejected psychoanalytic readings of hiswork, declaring: "If I was psychoanalysedI might stop being a sculptor." While attempting to unravel themysteries of some of Moore's mostmonumental works in Hatfield House'sfine landscaped gardens, one can onlyimagine how much Moore would haveapproved of such a setting. MOORE AT HATFIELD 23 April to 30 September 2011 atHatfield House, Hatfield, HertfordshireAL9 5NQ.Admission(Henry Moore, House, Parkand Garden) Adult: £18.50; Concession:£17.50; Child: £11.50 (Henry Moore,Park and Garden) Adult: £12.50;Concession: £11.50; Child: £8. Specialrates for group visits.Exhibition Opening Times:Tue-Sunand Bank Holiday Mondays: 10am-5pm.(NB The house will not be open tovisitors on Tuesdays throughout the year).For more information and to booktickets, visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk or call 01707 287010.A number of other events andactivities are also planned for HatfieldHouse's 400th year. Full details can befound at www.hatfield-house.co.ukTHE HENRY MOORE FOUNDATIONAT PERRY GREENVisitors to the exhibition at Hatfield House may also be interested in visiting the nearbyHenry Moore Foundation at Perry Green.The Foundation welcomes individual visitsand also caters for group visits, includingcoaches. Its Standard Guided Tourincludes a tour of Moore's former house,Hoglands, his studios, and lunch andrefreshments at The Hoops Inn. APremiumTour and Behind-The-Scenes Experienceare also available. For more information orto book a tour, call 01279 844104 or referto advertisement on page 30.Above:In strikingwhite fibreglass,Large RecliningFigure marks astartling contrastwith the otherpieces in theexhibition Left and Bottom:The sculptor'sstudios andhouse at nearbyPerry Green,where he livedfor 40 years

Left:Tate Britain, theoriginal gallery,opened in 1897 Tate Britain, the original Tate Gallery, atMillbank in London opened in 1897 onthe site of the former Penitentiary. It wasdesigned to house the collection of19th-century British painting andsculpture given to the nation by SirHenry Tate, together with some Britishpaintings transferred from the NationalGallery in Trafalgar Square.The original building has undergone anumber of expansions since it opened.Known as Tate Britain since 2000, thegallery houses the National Collection ofBritish art from 1500 to the present dayincluding The Turner Bequestof 300 oilpaintings and thousands of drawingsand watercolours by Britain's greatRomantic Artist, J.M.W Turner. Many ofthese are on display in Tate Britain'sClore Gallery and more can be viewed inthe Prints and Drawings Room.Tate Liverpool, the 'Tate of the North',was intended to be the home of thenational collection of modern art in thenorth of England. It was to have adistinct identity from the Tate in London. Opened in 1988, Tate Liverpool is abeautiful art gallery that exhibits the verybest of modern and contemporary art.Situated at the Albert Dock, a WorldHeritage site, the gallery has magnificentviews over the river Mersey and isconveniently located within walkingdistance of Liverpool's top attractions. By the late 1980s it was clear the Tate Collection had hugelyoutgrown the Millbank site and it was decided that there shouldbe a new galleryin London to display theinternational moderncomponent of the Tate Collection.One collection, fourvery different galleriesMillbank, Bankside, Porthmeor Beach and Albert Dock. Tateis a family of four galleries, each with its own unique personalityNOT TO BEMISSED Tate BritainWatercolour 16 Feb-21 Aug50NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2011www.nadfas.org.uk