Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The inspirational Barbara Hepworth Museum in St Ives, Cornwall, UK

Hello,
While on holiday in Cornwall this year, we were lucky enough to visit the Barbara Hepworth museum in St. Ives.  It was where the sculptor lived and worked.

We were surprised to find that that it was an unassuming corner house in the middle of St Ives - but, in fact, turned out to be a magical and inspirational place, with her leafy garden with a hidden sculpture at every turn, the chance to look into her studio and a fascinating biography of her, with photos and drawings of her designs and how she worked.
The shape, texture and form of her works are just breathtaking.  It always gives me that 'excited inside' feeling when you can actually see where a great artist worked, and thought, and looked..  Poignant too, with unfinished pieces, and stone cut ready to work on ...  She died in 1975 aged 72 in a fire in her studio.

Also to see the array of the actual tools she worked with ..
Her sculptures speak for themselves - here are just a few ...





A really inspirational place to visit if you ever get the chance - www.tate.org.uk

Thanks for reading,
Felicity x

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