Barbara Hepworth Quote

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.


Extract from Hepworth's statement in Unit 1: The Modern Movement in English Architecture, Painting and Sculpture, edited by Herbert Read, London, 1934, p. 19

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

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

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

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