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  Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life

Cel­e­brate one of the most influ­en­tial sculp­tors of the twen­ti­eth century

Encompassing almost 50 sculptures, as well as rarely seen paintings, drawings, prints and designs, Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life celebrates one of the most influential sculptors of the twentieth century and the special significance of St Ives on her work.

Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, Barbara Hepworth moved to St Ives in 1939, relocating at the outbreak of the Second World War. The artist lived and worked in the town for the rest of her life. This major exhibition uncovers how Cornwall’s rugged landscape captivated the artist and became an important source of creative inspiration.

The show also explores her interests in music, dance, science, politics, and religion, and reveals the artist’s lesser-known interest in space and spirituality, including the inspiration she took from her visit to Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard, Cornwall.

Celebrating her extraordinary life and achievements, this is a unique opportunity to rediscover the life and work of an extraordinary artist, in the place she considered her ‘spiritual home’.
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