Barbara Hepworth

03 Juni 2022 00:00 - 23 Oktober 2022 00:00

This summer the sculptures of the major British artist Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) will grace the open gardens of the Rijksmuseum. The nine works show the artist at the peak of her powers.

Barbara Hepworth is one of the sculptural pioneers of modernism, an early 20th century movement that broke with traditions and introduced innovative forms of expression. She was only in her 20s when she started attracting attention for her modern sculptures in wood, stone and marble.

The exhibition presents an overview of the artist’s monumental later works from the 1960s and early 1970s. These include Monolith (Empyrean), the exhibition’s earliest work – which Hepworth made in 1953-1954 and usually stands in the gardens of Kenwood House (Hampstead Heath) – and the figures from the 1970 The Family of Man group, which comes from Britten Pears Arts, the cultural centre in Snape Maltings (Suffolk). 

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Picture: Hepworth with the plaster prototype for Single Form (Memorial), Palais de Danse, St Ives, March 1962, Photograph: Studio St Ives, © Bowness

Barbara Hepworth
Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1
Amsterdam
Netherlands

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