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Oval Sculpture (No. 2)

Barbara Hepworth, 1943
Oval Sculpture (No. 2), Barbara Hepworth
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29.3 cmOval Sculpture (No. 2) scale comparison40 cm
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Oval Sculpture (No. 2) is a Plaster Sculpture created by Barbara Hepworth in 1943. It lives at the Tate Modern in London. The image is © Estate of Barbara Hepworth, and used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Sculpture and Abstract Art. Source

Shortly before the start of WWII, Barbara Hepworth left her friends in the London avant-garde, and moved with her family to Cornwall, where wind-blasted cliffs and wave-smoothed stone inspired a new body of work.

This plaster ovoid was designed in 1943, and cast in plaster in 1958.

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Oval Sculpture (No. 2), Barbara Hepworth

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