The Hepworth Wakefield has recently produced this large giclée print, reproduced from an original work in oil and pencil on paper, 1960 by Barbara Hepworth. The work features fluid sweeps of lilac contrasting with the bold straight lines which recreate the stringed forms that encapsulated so much of Hepworth's sculptural work.
Barbara Hepworth’s drawings are often eclipsed by her sculpture work but they show a highly skilled draughtsmanship. Hepworth often combined her drawings with paint and described them as ‘sculptures born in the disguise of two dimensions’.
Hepworth used her drawings as processes to work on ideas which would eventually translate into sculpture, achieving an abstract sense of space, form and texture through the use of transparent smooth layers and bold mark-making.
The print comes unframed and is posted rolled.
Dimensions: 800 x 600mm
Materials: Giclée print on textured watercolour paper