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Coinciding with the major exhibition of the same name, Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads traces the footsteps of the artist through the armouries of the Wallace Collection, where he encountered 'objects of power' that profoundly influenced his work for the rest of his career. In this new book, Tobias Capwell, curator of The Wallace Collection, identifies the specific helmets that inspired the artist and examines these alongside Moore's sculptures for the very first time. The reasons for his fascination with armour and the implications it had on his art, are explored by Hannah Higham, curator of The Henry Moore Foundation, and set in the context of Moore's life and work. Today's blog post, an extract from the book, gives an interesting introduction to Moore's interest in helmets and the Wallace Collection.Continue Reading

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