Past

The Sculpture Show

  • 17th December 2011 − 24th June 2012 | Modern One (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art)

Hepworth and Nicholson

The free-standing sculptures on show in Room 4 are by Barbara Hepworth, and the painted reliefs are by Ben Nicholson. Hepworth was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1903; Nicholson was born in Buckinghamshire in 1894. They were key figures in London’s avant-garde in the 1930s. Just before the outbreak of war, in August 1939, they moved to the village of St Ives in Cornwall.

St Ives had a major effect on the work of both artists. Their interests shifted from a white, Modernist, often geometric aesthetic, to one inspired by the sea, rocks and waves found in and around St Ives.

On display in Room 4.

Next: Epstein and Gill

Wave Dame Barbara Hepworth

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Dyad Dame Barbara Hepworth

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1962 (blue Paros) Ben Nicholson

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May 1965 (white relief - Vasilios 2) Ben Nicholson

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