London Visit – Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworths sculptures in Tate Britain:

Sculpture with Colour (Deep Blue and Red) 1942

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This instantly attracted me, the link to Deacons sculptures with the negative space and the urge to study within the forms of the exterior. Also the structural pieces of string outlining the cavity of the piece, giving a sense of stretching or forming the structure. This links into my study of Deacons ‘Empirical Jungle’ (The way it seems to have a life of its own from within its form) and the liner parallel lines I’ve been using

Pelagos:

Elm and strings on oak base, 1946

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Another similar sculpture, with a limb like extension that seems to be extended by string to the interior. I really love these manipulation of force and form in the artists sculptures. I feel the paintings from collage I am created with linear contours over the top resemble similar aspects to these works.

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