BARBARA HEPWORTH – ‘Into unknown territory’: where did drawing take Barbara Hepworth?




For Barbara Hepworth, drawing was ‘a particularly exciting adventure’ – a practice intimately connected to her sculpture and to the way she understood the world around her. Michael Bird discusses the different dynamics of Hepworth’s abstract and figure drawings, their roots in the ideals of mid-20th-century modernism, and their place in the new landscape of post-war Britain.

 

Michael Bird is a writer, art historian and broadcaster. His books include The St Ives Artists: A Biography of Place and Time and monographs on Sandra Blow, Bryan Wynter and Lynn Chadwick. His Children’s History of Art and a monograph on the sculptor George Fullard are due out next year.

 

This talk coincides with a BOOK LAUNCH of

‘The Drawings of Barbara Hepworth’ by Alan Wilkinson. Published by Lund Humphries, June 2015

AND 

Tate Britain Exhibition

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World

24 June – 25 October 2015

 

Duration 07 October 2015 - 07 October 2015
Times 2.30-4pm
Cost £10 - Book via website
Venue Rabley Contemporary
Address Rabley Drawing Centre Marlborough SN8 2LW, ,
Contact 01672511999 / events@rableydrawingcentre.com / www.rableydrawingcentre.com

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