In Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World, her career is mapped out step by step, from her early days as an artist in the 1920s to her period as an internationally-famed sculptor towards the end of her life. Sculptures from wood, marble, and bronze – all unique thanks to the incredible craftsmanship with which they are made – are alternated with paintings, drawings, film footage and photographs of Barbara Hepworth at work in her studio or amidst friends.
Forms in nature
The exhibition shows how Hepworth developed her own unmistakeable 'signature,' drawing inspiration from shapes and forms in nature, sometimes figurative, sometime abstract. Her style was of great significance and influence for the world of modern sculpture.
A walk through the museum's sculpture garden, admiring the world-famous Rietveld pavilion and enjoying the surprises offered by the rich collection of bronze sculptures by Barbara Hepworth that the museum owns makes the exhibition complete. Barbara Hepworth in the Kröller-Müller Museum: a must.
A short video has been made with the exhibition, watch it below:
Cooperation Tate Gallery and Arp Museum
Organised by Tate Britain in association with the Kröller-Müller Museum and the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck.
This exhibition is organized with support of:
Download: texts Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World
Images: Barbara Hepworth, Forms in echelon, 1938, Tate, London; Barbara Hepworth in the film Figures in a landscape; Barbara Hepworth, Squares with two circles, 1963 - 1964, Kröller-Müller Museum
© Tate, London, 2015; © Bowness; © BFI, National Archive, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds supports the museum by contributing to important exhibitions. Not only financially, also by communication. For example the exhibition Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World. With the video above, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds shows why the work of Barbara Hepworth is so fascinating.
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Video credits: OG Filmproductions.