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Oval Sculpture (No. 2)

Oval Sculpture (No. 2), 1943 — Barbara Hepworth,
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.

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