Linocut design by Barbara Hepworth cotton tea towel
Linocut design by Barbara Hepworth cotton tea towel. Made in the United Kingdom this exclusive mug design is based on a 1933 linocut design by Barbara Hepworth, used on a hand-printed curtain fabric.
Produce to accompany major retrospective Barbara Hepworth | Art & Life, on show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) from 9 April until 2 October 2022. The largest exhibition of the artist’s work since her death in 1975, spanning her entire career.
Dame Barbara Hepworth DBE (10 January 1903 – 20 May 1975) was a British artist and sculptor. One of the twentieth century’s most inspiring artists and a pioneer of modernist sculpture and was one of the few female artists of her generation to achieve international prominence.
Hepworth loved the process of lino printing, enthusing, ‘I’m absolutely bitten by this printing business, can’t get on with carving at all! I’ve just done one for 2 colours and tonight superimposed a third just for fun.’ Several of her designs were realised as furnishing fabrics and curtains, some of which she exhibited in a joint show with Ben Nicholson at the Lefevre Gallery in October 1933.
In contrasting light and dark hues, Hepworth’s designs are more geometric than her concurrent sculptures, with diamonds, squares and grids exploring an interplay between absence and presence.