Barbara Hepworth Death : Google Doodle Celebrates Modernist Sculptor.
Today August 25, 2020 Google Doodle celebrates modernist sculptor Barbara Hepworth
Her work, which employed direct carving, epitomizes the modernism style.
Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth who was an English sculptor is celebrated today. Along with other artists such as Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo, Hepworth was a prominent figure in the artist colony who resided in St Ives, Cornwall, during World War II.
Who is Barbara Hepworth ?
Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth DBE was an English artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism and in particular modern sculpture. 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.
Today, as @GoogleUK celebrates Barbara Hepworth in their #GoogleDoodle, we are excited to announce that in summer 2021, to mark our 10th anniversary, the gallery will organise the most expansive exhibition of Hepworth’s work since her death in 1975.https://t.co/Gr354ST3QY pic.twitter.com/v9LQeKAvEu
— The Hepworth Wakefield (@HepworthGallery) August 25, 2020
Today’s #GoogleDoodle features British abstract sculptor Barbara Hepworth! Did you know, you can get up close to Hepworth’s sculpture “Four-Square (Walk Through)” right here in Rochester, MN? It is located at 200 1st St SW and is one of four casts of the sculpture. #PublicArt pic.twitter.com/kImBiEYtSO
— Rochester Art Center (@rochartcenter) August 25, 2020
Happy birthday, Dame Barbara Hepworth, creator of amazing abstract sculture https://t.co/qgltd6BAtp
— David R. Brockman, Ph.D. #BlackLivesMatter (@drdrbrockman) August 25, 2020
I love Barbara Hepworth!
This animated Google-logo tribute is makin’ me smile https://t.co/zZNCN3l9k2
— Jennifer Lindquist (@JALindquist) August 25, 2020
As an archaeologist, visiting Barbara Hepworth’s home-studio in St Ives over 20 yrs ago made a great impression on me. Why? It’s captured in this (1937) review of her work by J.D. Bernal with its striking appraisal of “Neolithic art” (the topic of my then PhD thesis at Oxford) https://t.co/mpmlP6jex5 pic.twitter.com/4o6UXFZY3k
— David Wengrow (@davidwengrow) August 25, 2020
Vici Martynov wrote
Well today Google celebrates the unique Barbara Hepworth and for some reason the pillar of our Art society Waldemar @JANUSZCZAK is strangely silent whilst rightly trumpeting female surrealists; perhaps its because she didn’t go to Oxbridge?
Dani Leigh Newton wrote
I love that Google Doodle is celebratory of Dame Barbara Hepworth. A british artist from Wakefield, I remember my Hepworth obsession in college and wanting to pursue sculpting. Alas, I haven’t the talent for it.
The Google Doodle today highlights Barbara Hepworth, who seems to have distilled a core creative fundamental of mine in a very succinct quote:
“I found one had to do some work every day, even at midnight, because either you’re professional or you’re not.”
Glad to see Barbara Hepworth as today’s featured person on Google!
I draw a lot of inspiration from her work, especially her sculptures with holes and internal structure!