Barbara Hepworth Quote

In my search for these values I like to work both realistically and abstractly. In my drawing and painting I turn from one to the other as a necessity or impulse and not because of a preconceived design of action. When drawing what I see I am usually most conscious of the underlying principle of abstract form in human beings and their relationship one to the other. In making my abstract drawings I am most often aware of those human values which dominate the structure and meaning of abstract forms. Sculpture is the fusion of these two attitudes and I like to be free as to the degree of abstraction and realism in carving. The dominant feeling will always be the love of humanity and nature; and the love of sculpture for itself.


p. 285 - "Barbara Hepworth, A Pictorial autobiography", New York, Praeger Publishers, 1970

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In my search for these values I like to work both realistically and abstractly. In my drawing and painting I turn from one to the other as a...

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In my search for these values I like to work both realistically and abstractly. In my drawing and painting I turn from one to the other as a...