Monday, 6 June 2011

Barbara Hepworth - St Ives

Tucked away down a back street in St Ives is a very ordinary looking doorway which leads into the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Garden - a very magical place.

You can see Barbara's studio - which must have been restored as she unfortunately died in a fire here in the 1970's. You can imagine her working in here - its a very beautiful space.




The museum is full of great photographs from Barbara's life, and the garden is full of her work - which she always wanted to be displayed in the outdoors.



Its a gem of a place and a perfect way to spend a morning in St Ives.

19 comments:

bad penny said...

How wonderful, I'd LOVE to see this. Have been enjoying your St Ives photos.

diane b said...

I would have loved to spend that morning with you too.

Dolly said...

Excellent post and thank you for bringing this museum to my attention. I have been to Cornwall, but never St Ives. I really love looking at artist's studios.

Lisa said...

I learn a lot from my visit here!
Lisa x

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Amazing what can be hidden behind a plain and normal door!!!! Diane

Jo said...

Such a tragic death. There's no comparison between the museum in St Ives, hidden behind an ordinary door, and the new Hepworth Museum in Wakefield.

Michela said...

I echo Diane! Thank you for showing us this little gem!
xxx

Rosie said...

It looks a wonderful, peaceful place even though there was a tragedy there. I'd love to visit one day:)

Lucy said...

Vert pretty place, looks so interesting! Tinged with sadness though I bet...

harmony and rosie said...

D'you know, in all the years I lived in Pz, I never went there. Now I shall!!
x

Jill said...

I'd love that last sculpture in my garden - do you think it's very expensive???!!!!!

dubgirl said...

I have been to St Ives, but not the museum, which is on my list of things to do x

Vintage Tea Time said...

That's a great place, isn't it, Diane - we've been there - I wish the garden could have been bigger though! Abby xz

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Nice photos of the Hepworth sculpture garden Diane. x

Winterwood said...

a must see on my next visit to st.ives! thanks for sharing it was lovely to see!

Rowan said...

It looks a really beautiful place, very tranquil. I didn't know that she'd died in a fire, how sad.

Mister D said...

On my TDL too. Thanks for sharing the journey.

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Yes, really good photos of your trip to Barbara Hepworth's studio and gardens ... glad you enjoyed it Diane

Poppy said...

I loved this post, thank you for sharing it....

Lou xxx