Arts
Arts > The art of Christmas 2

20 December 2017 | by Laura Gascoigne

The art of Christmas 2


Maquettes for Madonna and Child, Henry Moore, 1943

 

In the 1940s galleries at Tate Britain, just across from Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, there’s a group of three small bronzes of the Madonna and Child by Henry Moore. The juxtaposition feels jarring but, like Bacon’s tormented triptych, Moore’s tranquil Madonnas were a product of the Second World War.

 





Subscriptions

Subscribe to The Tablet from just £7.99 for 30 days
3 options available
Subscribe


Share this story

Article List



Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Top