02 October 2015 // Simcha van Helden //Rotterdam
//WEEKLY ART REPORT
This week we’d like to introduce you to Barbara Hepworth. Hepworth was an English artist and sculptor. Hepworth emerged in the late 1920s as a leading member of a new generation of sculptors. Barbara’s most important sculptures were abstract. They were made of wood, stone and bronze. With her sculptures, she says, she wanted to ‘hold a beautiful thought’. Barbara wanted people to look at the world in a different way. She wanted to use her sculptures to frame a landscape. By creating these abstract forms she wanted to provoke her audience to look through her work, over it, from very far away or really close by, and reconstruct their view on reality, and their surroundings.
Barbara’s work became increasingly abstract in the 1930s when she found a connection with artists like Picasso, Mondrian and Kandinsky. These modernist artists inspired each other immensely. And still till this day, capturing and holding a beautiful thought is what we all want, especially in the art of photography which is so known to me.