Barbara Hepworth - Quotes

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One must be entirely sensitive to the structure of the material that one is handling. One must yield to it in tiny details of execution, perhaps the handling of the surface or grain, and one must master it as a whole. ---->>>

I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body. ---->>>

Body experience... is the centre of creation. ---->>>

I found one had to do some work every day, even at midnight, because either you're professional or you're not. ---->>>

My works are an imitation of my own past and present. ---->>>

At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn't enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It's not competitive with men. It's a complementary contribution. ---->>>

I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone in order to make an abstract form and space; quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism. ---->>>

Halfway through any work, one is often tempted to go off on a tangent. Once you have yielded, you will be tempted to yield again and again... Finally, you would only produce something hybrid. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 05-20, 1903
Birthplace: Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire
Die: 01-10, 1975
Occupation: Artist

Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth DBE (10 January 1903 – 20 May 1975) was an English artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism and in particular modern sculpture. She was one of the few female artists of her generation to achieve international prominence. Along with artists such as Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo, Hepworth was a leading figure in the colony of artists who resided in St Ives during the Second World War (wikipedia)