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THE DRAWINGS OF BARBARA HEPWORTH. Alan Wilkinson. Lund Humphries, London, 2015. 144 pp. with 130 ills. (113 col.). 28 x 24 cm. LC 2014-42203 ISBN 9781848221642 In English.
Publisher's description: Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), to many the greatest female sculptor in the history of Western art, is widely considered to be one of the most important British artists of the 20th century and a key figure in the development of British modernism. As the first in-depth and fully illustrated survey of Hepworth's drawings and oil paintings in nearly fifty years, and the first to feature drawings from all periods, this book will fill a conspicuous gap in Hepworth scholarship. Identifying the art and artists and the landscapes and seascapes that informed Barbara Hepworth's drawings, Alan Wilkinson provides an in-depth analysis of a remarkable body of work. Starting with the few surviving sculptural life studies of the 1920s, the author guides the reader through the five decades of Hepworth's drawing career. Key works include the few drawings for sculpture from the 1930s, the accomplished abstract drawings with colour of the early 1940s, and fascinating hospital drawings created between 1947 and 1949. Later works reflect the importance of landscape to Hepworth, with place names included in many of the titles, despite the images being evocative, rather than literal depictions of landscape motifs.
Artist(s):Hepworth, Barbara
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Drawing and Watercolor, Several Media, Criticism/Theory — Women Artists
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 164847
Hardcover $80.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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