ObeliskBarbara Hepworth

Oval Sculpture (No. 2)

Oval Sculpture (No. 2), 1943, Barbara Hepworth
Oval Sculpture (No. 2), zoomed in
29.3 cm40 cm

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 © Bowness, 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.

Reed Enger, "Oval Sculpture (No. 2)," in Obelisk Art History, Published February 12, 2019; last modified May 19, 2021, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/barbara-hepworth/oval-sculpture-no-2/.

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Oval Sculpture (No. 2), additional view

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