Monday, 16 May 2011

Barbara Hepworth

I would have definitely followed her blog, and stalked her for a bloggy date!!! She would have been on the "St Ives" meet up list! I feel that she would have loved the way that her sculptures are displayed in the beautiful countryside so close to her home town of Wakefield. I feel sure that she and I would have got on.

They have a room at YSP with some of her family photos in it at the moment. She looked like a little doll when she was young.
I eagerly await the opening of the new Barbara Hepworth museum in Wakefield this week. Of course, I shall take you with me. x


Rowan said...

I hadn't realised that Barbara Hepworth was a Wakefield girl, I always imagined she was from the South of England though I've no idea why. She's a really pretty, delicate looking child.

Anonymous said...

Oooooooh I didn't know about the museum in Wakey..I'll definitely pay it a visit.
I need to go to YSP soon to check out the latest exhibits too as I haven't been there since the David Nash exhibition last year.
Em xxx

Rosie said...

The new Museum sounds wonderful and I'd love to visit so I'm looking foward to you taking us there - I know very little about Barbara Hepworth's life other than her marriage to John Skeaping and her death in a fire at her studio in St Ives - I remember the reports in the papers at the time. She does look like a little china doll in that photo:)

Jo said...

I'm sure she would have approved of how her sculptures are displayed too. She looks so fragile as a child.

John Going Gently said...

love your previous blog!

real men have tea at 6pm NOT dinner!

Lyn said...

Have you been to her garden in St Ives? it is beautiful!

lazylol said...

Did you see it on Look North tonight?

Unknown said...

I love her paintings and I have collection of her paintings in my store.