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Figure for Landscape

Dame Barbara Hepworth, British, (January 10, 1903–May 20, 1975)

Creation date: 1960
Creation place: United Kingdom

Other Information

Type: Bronze Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Accession Number: 1968.47
Dimensions: 103 in. x 49 in. x 29 in. (261.62 cm x 124.46 cm x 73.66 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

Gimpel Fils Ltd, London, England (1960 - January 25, 1968)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (January 25, 1968 - )

Label Copy

The Fine Art Gallery of San Diego
May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden brochure, c. 1975
Britain's most important woman scultpure Barbara Hepworth's art is abstract, stripped of nonessentials and literary content. They are forms that verge on images of organic life. The introduction of negative spaces, holes, by her and Henry Moore in the early 1930's destroyed the concept of surface limitations to reveal hidden forces at work inside. The hole became an integral part of the total concept. The perfection and refinements of surface treatment by the artist have been favorably cited by critics.

San Diego Museum of Art
May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden brochure, c. 1978
Britain's most important woman scultpure Barbara Hepworth's art is abstract, stripped of nonessentials and literary content. They are forms that verge on images of organic life. The introduction of negative spaces, holes, by her and Henry Moore in the early 1930's destroyed the concept of surface limitations to reveal hidden forces at work inside. The hole became an integral part of the total concept. The perfection and refinements of surface treatment by the artist have been favorably cited by critics.
Last Updated: 2/11/2016

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego: May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden , 1/1/1975 - 00/00/00

San Diego Museum of Art: May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden , 1/1/1978 - 00/00/00

May S. Marcy Sculpture Court & Garden , 8/2/2012 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Mary Stofflet. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 178, 213, Figure Number: 213

Margaret A. Robinette. Outdoor Sculpture: Whitney Library of Design. New York, New York, 1976
Page Number: 62, Figure Number: 62

Ms. Betti-Sue Hertz. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 219, Figure Number: 219

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