NEW RHYTHMS by the Henry Moore Foundation

NEW RHYTHMS by the Henry Moore Foundation

Kettles Yard Art Gallery

Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, has the largest collections of works by Gaudier-Brzeska including two strikingly different sculptures of dancers, from which the inspiration for this exhibition comes. This exhibition, New Rhythms, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation, complements work in the permanent collection and considers the influence on Gaudier-Brzeska’s art of new dances rhythms and music in early 20th-century London. The lighting for the exhibition was commissioned by Lightplan.

Lightplan are currently designing the new lighting scheme within the refurbishment of Kettles Yard Museum as designed by Jaime Foubert Architects for The University of Cambridge due to be completed in 2017.

Architect: Jamie Fobert Architects

Red Stone Dancer 1913 – 1914.
Mansfield Red Stone. Tate Britain
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

A definitive piece of Vortist Art. It has held is place in the History of the subject and is in my opinion one of three definitive sculptural pieces within the same two years. The other’s being Umberto Boccioni “ Unique forms of continuity in space “ and Duchamp-Villon “ Large horse “. These sculptures defined the new styles of Vorticism / Futurist Art referencing Cubism with their bold statements and new approach to dealing with form.

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska was a master sculptor who tragically died in the trenches during World War One at the age of 24. We will never know the true scale of his genius.