Barbara Hepworth

Quotes: Barbara Hepworth

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    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.
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    Body experience... is the centre of creation.
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    Half-way 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...
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    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.
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    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.
    Source: Barbara Hepworth: a retrospective
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    I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body.
    Source: Drawings from a sculptors landscape
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    It is easy now to communicate with people through abstraction, and particularly so in sculpture. Since the whole body reacts to its presence, people become themselves a living part of the whole.
    Source: Interview with The Studio
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    My works are an imitation of my own past and present.
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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.
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    The naturalness of life... the sense of community is, I think, a very important factor in an artist's life.
    Source: A Pictorial Biography
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    [My works are] an imitation of my own past and present and of my own creative vitality as I experience them in one particular instant of my emotional and imaginative life...
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