The Reclining Figure was Moore’s principal and enduring subject.
The timber has a wide grain, which suited Moore’s larger carvings.
Elm surpassed stone in the formal possibilities it offered the sculptor.
The large 1939 piece, in particular, with its multiple hollows, demonstrates the development of Moore’s carving and his aspiration to bring space and form into equilibrium.
The film is a heartwarming comedy and family melodrama about a mentally challenged man wrongfully imprisoned for murder, who builds friendships with the hardened criminals in his cell, and in return they help him see his daughter again by smuggling her into the prison.
The Smoking Room is a British television sitcom written by Brian Dooley, who won a BAFTA for the series in 2005.