Inter-Related Masses: Barbara Hepworth and the art of commitment
Talk | Society of Antiquaries
Monday 10 December 2012 - 14:30
By the time of her death in 1975, Barbara Hepworth was widely regarded as one of the great modern sculptors. A leading abstract artist in the 1930s, after the war Hepworth was especially active within the artistic community in St Ives and her work was strongly influenced by the Cornish landscape. Unlike many of her contemporaries she remained committed to the social and political ambitions of modern art. In this talk, Chris Stephens - Head of Displays at Tate Britain - explores the ways in which Hepworth sought to make art about human relationships and aspirations.