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Marble with colour (Crete)

Marble with colour (Crete)

Barbara Hepworth (in 1964)

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Barbara Hepworth is characterized by her feeling for her material. She had a great love of carving as a technique, because it involved a direct confrontation with natural materials like stone and wood. In 'Marble with Colour' rough planes alternate with polished ones and the gradations of colour in the marble are set off by a pink tone. The sculpture has been given a rough wooden base as a contrast to the structure of the stone. Equally carefully considered is the approach to form. In this work Hepworth, who in the thirties was one of the first abstract artissts in Britain, has sought for a harmony between open and closed space, squares and circles, projecting and recessed planes.

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Title Marble with colour (Crete)
Material and technique Marble, wood
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Weight 780
Height 153 cm
Width 140 cm
Depth 70 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Barbara Hepworth
Accession number BEK 1421 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1966
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1966
Creation date in 1964
Age artist About 61 years old
Research Digitising Contemporary Art
Geographical origin England > Great Britian > United Kingdom > Northern Europe > Europe

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Barbara Hepworth

Wakefield 1903 - St Ives 1975

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