It’s the last few days of the Barbara Hepworth exhibition In Equilibrium at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen, Victoria, and I was lucky enough to visit a few weeks ago.
Her sculptures are magnificent and I was also drawn to her framed oil and pencil renditions.
Left: Stone Sculpture, Reclining Figure, oil & pencil on gesso-prepared card, 1947
Right: Drawing for Sculpture – Santorin, oil & pencil on board, 1955
Left: Forms (Brown, Grey and White), pencil and gouache, 1941
Right: Family Group – Earth Red and Yellow, oil & pencil on hardboard, 1953
Her sculptures come in many forms, created from a variety of media and in a wide range of sizes.
Left: Oval form (Trezion), bronze on wooden base, 1964
Right: Maquette (Variation on a Theme), bronze on wooden base, 1958
Left: Corinthos, guarea wood and paint on wooden base, 1954-55
Top Right: Stringed Figure (Curlew) (Maquette), brass and string on wooden base, 1956
Bottom Right: Sculpture with Colour and Strings, bronze and string, 1939 – cast 1961
Super exhibition and I’m glad I got the opportunity to see these beautiful pieces.