- Pink and Green Sleepers 1941, 1941
- Henry Moore
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- Graphite, ink, gouache and wax on paper, 38 x 60 cm
In 1940, Moore became an Official War Artist and began sketching people during London air raids. This drawing shows two sleepers, sheltering from an air raid in the London Underground. Critics have argued that the strange mute colours and scratchy lines of the figures recall earth materials such as stone and coal, drawing a comparison with the resolute determination of Londoners to work and sleep through raids to the indomitable nature of stone.
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