A perfect rainy Sunday spent at the Tate St Ives at the Barbara Hepworth Art and Life exhibition.
Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) is one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. She was at the forefront of international modern art, deeply spiritual, and passionately engaged with political and technological change.
Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, she moved to St Ives in 1939, where she lived and worked for the rest of her life.
This exhibition presents almost five decades of her sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints and designs. Hepworth considered St Ives her ‘spiritual home’ and much of her work expresses our relationships with each other and our surroundings, and how art can reflect and alter our perceptions of the world around us. Her relationship with Cornwall was a special one and clearly influenced her forms and structures.
See images for our exhibition highlights.