Barbara Hepworth, un’influente scultrice inglese il cui lavoro è conservato a St. Ives, in Cornovaglia, viene celebrata 45 anni dopo la sua morte.
Il lavoro di Hepworth è oggetto di uno speciale doodle di Google che verrà pubblicato il 25 agosto e mostra come lei ritaglia una delle sue opere astratte.
Nato a Wakefield, nello Yorkshire, l’artista ha prodotto alcune delle prime sculture astratte in Inghilterra, secondo l’Enciclopedia Britannica.
He studied at the Leeds School of Art in the early 1920s before enrolling in the Royal College of Art.
His early works contained classical and naturalistic elements, but over time they moved on to more abstract forms.
“Although Hepworth was interested in form and abstraction, Hepworth’s art was primarily concerned with relationships: not just between two forms presented side by side, but between the human figure and the landscape, color and texture, and especially between people on an individual and social level, “says Tate, who runs the Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in St. Ives.
Hepworth lived and worked in St. Ives from 1949 until his death on May 20, 1975.
Among other things, the sculptor received the first prize at the 1959 Biennale in San Paolo.