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Barbara Hepworth at the Tate
A record of the famed sculptor’s 1968 Tate retrospective, accompanied by a fascinating narration by Hepworth herself.
A record of the famed sculptor’s 1968 Tate retrospective, accompanied by a beguiling and crisply enunciated narration by Hepworth herself, which she describes her techniques and the aims of her work.
The exhibition illustrates a broad range of Hepworth’s output, from early wood carvings to her abstract stringed figures of the 1930s and the monumental grandeur of her 1960s pieces.
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Performance 1995 5 mins
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Documentary 1983 37 mins
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Documentary 1983 35 mins
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Documentary 1983 46 mins
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Inside Film 2024 16 mins
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Drama 2023 2 mins
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Romance 2023 2 mins
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Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
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Documentary 1941 6 mins
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