I've long been a fan of Barbara Hepworth's work but fell even more in love when I visited the Barbara Hepworth Museum in St Ives a few years ago. So when I found out that Tate Britain had an exhibition of her work coming up I jumped at the chance and visited on the second day - see end of post for image credits.
The exhibition is a substantial retrospective, covering the whole of Hepworth's career and included many pieces I hadn't seen before.
As well as one of my absolute favourites which resides permanently at the Tate...
The exhibition starts with her early carved stone pieces and includes works from her partner Ben Nicholson (another favourite of mine) alongside images of the studio they shared, then on to her famous strung pieces and finally her later bronzes.
Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World is at Tate Britain until 25 October 2015.
Barbara Hepworth Sculpture with Colour (Deep Blue and Red) (6) 1943© Bowness
Barbara Hepworth Curved Form (Delphi) 1955© Bowness
Barbara Hepworth Pelagos 1946 Sculpture Elm and strings on oak 430 x 460 x 385 mm Tate © Bowness
Barbara Hepworth Oval Form (Trezion) 1961-63 Bronze 940 x 1440 x 870 mm Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collections Photograph courtesy The Kröller-Müller Otterlo, The Netherlands. Photograph by Mary Ann Sullivan, Blufton University © Bowness
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