Barbara Hepworth

naviga tra le immagini e le parole delle artiste

Pelagos, elm and strings on oak, 1946 Tate © Bowness

“Carving is interrelated masses conveying an emotion; a perfect relationship between the mind and the colour, light and weight which is the stone, made by the hand which feels.

It must be so essentially sculpture that it can exist in no other way, something completely the right size but which has growth, something still and yet having movement, so very quiet and yet with a real vitality.”

“There must be a perfect unity between the idea, the substance and the dimension: this unity gives scale… Vitality is not a physical, organic attribute of sculpture, it is a spiritual inner life”

Barbara Hepworth

Wakefield, Regno Unito, 1903 – Saint Ives, Regno Unito, 1975