バーバラ・ヘップワース Barbara Hepworth Google Doodle
Today’s animated Doodle celebrates the life and work of English abstract sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth, widely considered one of the mid-20th century’s most impactful sculptors.
One of Hepworth’s quotes was “I draw what I feel in my body.” This is so creative. She approached subjects with great classical knowledge and training. That we can aim to achieve what Barbara did – to outline forms in balance with nature and harmony, whether that form is sculpture, writing, music or even just ourselves.
Barbara Hepworth, According o Wikipedia her full name Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth DBE was born on 10th January 1903 in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, the eldest child of Gertrude and Herbert Hepworth. She was an English artist and sculptor. At the age of 15, she knew that she wanted to become a sculptor. She has started with the Leeds School of Art, where she met Henry Moore with lifelong friendship who was a fellow sculptor and then she attended the Royal College of Art in London. While her early work combined classic elements, by the 1930s she had shifted to wholly abstract pieces, among the earliest such sculptures crafted in Britain.
Her work demonstrates Modernism and in particular modern sculpture. She was one of the few female English performers of her generation to attain international prominence.
Along with artists such as Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo, Hepworth was a foremost figure in the colony of artists who belong to in St Ives during the Second World War.
Her father was a civil engineer for the West Riding County Council, who in 1921 progressive to the role of County Surveyor. Hepworth joined Wakefield Girls’ High School, where she was awarded music prizes at the age of twelve and won a scholarship to study at the Leeds School of Art from 1920.
Despite trying to gain a position in what was a male-dominated environment, Hepworth successfully won a county scholarship to appear the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London, and studied there from 1921 until she was awarded the diploma of the Royal College of Art in 1924.
In this Google Doodle, very interactive doodle has been shared by Google in which Hepworth is sculpting. Doodle has made a gif on this picture. In this double ‘o’ in Google is being made by Hepworth. It is depicted in this image. Where a cat is sitting and watching her work. This is a very good art work shared by the famous doodler Matt Cruickshank from the UK.
Hepworth was one of the prominent specialists of “direct carving,” a method by which the carving process is influenced by the qualities of the raw materials, rather than a defined model.
Barbara Hepworth died in an accidental fire at her Trewyn studios on 20 May 1975 at the age of 72.
Two museums are named after Hepworth and have important collections of her work: the Barbara Hepworth Museum in St Ives, Cornwall and The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire.
Hepworth was awarded the Grand Prix at the 1959 São Paulo Art Biennial, Freedom of St Ives award in 1968 as an acknowledgment of her significant contributions to the town and honorary degrees from the universities of Birmingham (1960), Leeds (1961), Exeter (1966), Oxford (1968), London (1970) and Manchester (1971).
Single Form’, the Barbara Hepworth statue in the UN fountain, was originally planned to be 9 feet tall. But in the model, it was dwarfed by tall Secretariat building so now it’s 21 feet. It’s so heavy that its foundation extends down to 3rd basement.
Hepworth’s drawings are often eclipsed by her sculpture work but they show a highly skilled draughtsmanship. Hepworth often combined her drawings with paint and described them as sculptures ‘born in the disguise of two dimensions.’
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.
Thank you, Dame Barbara Hepworth, for using your art to help carve a path toward greater harmony within our society and environment.
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