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Hepworth on Form
Hepworth on Form

Hepworth on Form 1973


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Hepworth on Form 1973

3 mins United Kingdom

Barbara Hepworth is interviewed in situ at her Trewyn Studio garden in St Ives. Hepworth visited St Ives in 1939 with husband Ben Nicholson and went on to live there until her death in an accidental fire in 1975. Hepworth believed her childhood in Yorkshire inspired her work as well as a personal life that was to include triumph and tragedy. All shown artworks are the copyright of Bowness. From 1980 the Tate curates the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

At the Leeds School of Art Hepworth befriended fellow student Henry Moore and a professional rivalry developed. They received scholarships to the Royal Academy of Art in London where they carved pieces directly experimenting with shapes and materials and returning to primitive forms rooted in nature giving abstract sculpture its popular appeal. Contrapuntal Forms (1950) is a sculpture of double figures in Irish blue limestone made for the 1951 Festival of Britain and later presented to the new town of Harlow in Essex and her bronze statue Single Form (1964) is situated outside the United Nations building in New York. Hepworth and Nicholson co-founded the Penwith Society of Arts at the Castle Inn in 1949.

The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.




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