Barbara Hepworth

Conversation with Magic Stones 1973 by Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903-1975

Conversation with Magic Stones 1973

BH 567; cast 2/2

Six bronze forms on bronze bases, approx. 4800 x 4100 (189 x 162) overall

Figure 1: 2692 x 635 x 457 (106 x 25 x 18); Figure 2: 2743 x 584 x 470 (108 x 23 x 18); Figure 3: 2820 x 482 x 533 (111 x 19 x 21) each on a bronze base 762 x 610 x 102 (30 x 24 x 4); weight 430 kg each
Magic stone 1: 800 x 1308 x 914 (31 1/2 x 51 1/2 x 36); Magic stone 2: 863 x 1066 x 1219 (34 x 42 x 48); Magic stone 3: 927 x 1219 x 609 (36 1/2 x 48 x 24) each on a bronze base 610 x 610 x 102 (24 x 24 x 4); weight 320 kg each

Garden Sculpture (Model for Meridian) 1958 by Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903-1975

Garden Sculpture (Model for Meridian) 1958

BH 246; cast 3/6

Solid bronze 1505 x 865 x 540 (59 1/4 x 34 x 21 1/4) on integral bronze base 98 x 450 x 374 (3 7/8 x 17 3/4 x 14 3/4)

Cast inscription on top face of base ‘Barbara Hepworth 1958 3/6’ and cast foundry mark on right hand face of base ‘CAST BY | MORRIS SINGER Co. | LONDON S.W.8’ t.l.

Figure for Landscape 1959-60 by Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903-1975

Figure for Landscape 1959-60

BH 287; cast 1/7

Bronze on integral bronze base 2600 x 1250 x 675 (102 3/8 x 49 1/4 x 26 1/2)

Cast numerals on top of base ‘1/7’ and ‘Barbara Hepworth | 1960’ back right, and cast foundry mark on back of base ‘FOUNDERS | MORRIS | SINGER | LONDON’ t.r.

Seated Figure 1932-3 by Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903-1975

Artwork details
Artist
Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903–1975
Title
Seated Figure
Date 1932–3
Medium Lignum vitae
Dimensions
Object: 356 x 267 x 216 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the executors of the artist’s estate 1980
Reference
T03130

Two Forms 1933 by Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903-1975

Artist

Title

Two Forms
Date 1933
Medium Alabaster on limestone base
Dimensions
Object: 260 x 296 x 176 mm, 7 kg

Collection

Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1996

Reference

T07123


Infant 1929 by Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903-1975

Artist

Title

Infant
Date 1929
Medium
Wood
Dimensions
Object: 438 x 273 x 254 mm

Collection

Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the executors of the artist’s estate 1980

Reference

T03129

Single Form (Eikon) 1937-8, cast 1963 by Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903-1975

Artist

Title

Single Form (Eikon)
Date 1937–8, cast 1963
Medium Bronze
Dimensions
Unconfirmed: 1480 x 280 x 320 mm

Collection

Lent by the Trustees of the Barbara Hepworth Estate 1995
On long term loan

Reference

L01856

Forms in Echelon 1938 by Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903-1975

Title

Forms in Echelon
Date 1938
Medium
Tulipwood on elm base
Dimensions
Object: 1080 x 600 x 710 mm

Collection

Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1964

Reference
T00698

Pierced Hemisphere II 1937-8 by Dame Barbara Hepworth 1903-1975

Artist

Title

Pierced Hemisphere II
Date 1937–8
Medium
Hopton Wood stone on Portland stone base
Dimensions
Object: 435 x 380 x 380 mm, 50 kg

Collection

Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to Tate 2004

Reference
T11785

Barbara Hepworth’s work is sculptural and organic. This relates to my project in Cited as I am looking at organic, sculptural forms. I am investigating different materials as I would like to start experimenting in bronze, wood and vinyl mould. Possibly pewter as well.

Hepworth’s forms are abstract. Her work relates to my project brief of ‘Siteless and Cited’ as this also references my practise for the brief as I am working with abstract forms in sculpture. I worked with pewter last year and found the process and material enjoyable. I was pleased with my outcomes in pewter casting and this is the reason I am considering taking my work into pewter casting. I am also interested in exploring the foundry this academic year, as I aim to investigate bronze and aluminium materials. I want to aim to use the wood workshop as well for my outcome in Cited, as I want to explore a broad range of materials this year. By investigating Barbara Hepworth’s work, I feel more informed of my choices on what materials I aim to investigate.

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Author: lawrenceaaronmaker

Studying a BA Hons in Artist, Designer; Maker at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

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