Mother and Child | Henry Moore
This art work is one of several pieces by artist Henry Moore exhibited in the Museum. The "Mother and Child" sculpture concisely depicts the complex relationship a mother has with the fruit of her womb by portraying a moment where he is on her lap and they are sitting on a rocking chair together. The lack of precise details and the blurred face make it easy for anybody to identify with the sculpture. Every child experiences a connection of one kind or another with the person who gave him life even if he is intuitively alone. Henry Moore was very much influenced by primitive art, and this is also discernible in this statue by virtue of its simple form and estrangement from realism.